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Chester Reed Jones

01/06/1942 - 10/19/2015
Service Date: 10/24/2015
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 19413 S. Sossaman Rd., Queen Creek, AZ

Chester Reed Jones, age 73, died on October 19, 2015 in Gilbert, Arizona.  He was born on January 6, 1942, in Virden, NM, as the youngest of five children. Chet lived in various western states, settling in Virden, NM and Duncan, AZ for 28 years and then in Queen Creek, AZ for 10 years.  He married Patricia A Seymour in the Oakland LDS temple on March 5, 1966.  His life was filled with service.  He served as a Bishop in the Virden Ward and Stake President in the Duncan, AZ stake, and was on various Boards in the community.  He retired from the Duncan Valley Electric Company in 1999.


Chet loved his family and found great joy in the lives of his children and grandchildren.  He was firm in his testimony of Jesus Christ and His gospel.  His patience, kindness, dignity and grace over the 16+ years of trials resulting from the stroke will serve as a premier example of enduring eloquently to the end.

Chet is preceded in death by his loving wife, Patricia, and survived by his daughter Gerlene Rhyne (Bob); daughter Shauna Jacobson (Jeff); daughter Michelle Pace; his grandchildren Jared Jacobson, Shalane Van Skoyk (Alex), Katie Jacobson, Tanner Jacobson, Amy Jacobson, Reed Pace, Kelly Pace, Hunter Pace, Nathan Pace, Ella Pace, and Tyler Pace; and his great grandchildren Kinlee and Scotlyn Van Scoyk. He is also survived by his brothers Marvin Jones and Delwin Jones and his sister, Lillian Richins, as well as many other family members.

The Viewing will be held at 9 AM and Services at 11 AM on October 24, 2015, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 19413 S Sossaman, Queen Creek, AZ. Burial services will follow at the City of Mesa Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are handled by Bunker’s University Chapel.   For more information go to www.bunkercares.com.



  • Lydia Dies Randle

    I will always remember how kind your father was. Both of your parents were such sweet souls and a good example for all that knew them. I know he will be truly missed by many. May God bless you and keep you always.

  • Jason and Paulina Jensen

    Our sincerest condolences to the Jones, Rhyne, Jacobsen and Pace familes. We love you Gerlene, Shauna and Michelle. So happy that your mom and dad are reunited again in heaven, although they will be missed here, our knowledge of the eternal plan of salvation reminds us that we will be together again.

  • Shellie Gardner

    We love him and miss him. So glad to know that he is in a wonderful place, with your mother. We can only imagine the wonderful reunion going in in heaven. We love you all, and pray that His comforting spirit will be with you.

  • Sylvia (Forsgreen) Allred

    This man will be missed! So glad he is with Pat again!

  • gaylee crum bond

    Chester was a first cousin to my dad Roy Crum. He was older than me, but always patient with the younger kids. Your family had a great influence on our family.

  • Donna And Norma Montgomery

    We are very sorry to hear about your dad he will be missed,they are together for Eternal life for ever

  • Oh , how I loved your mom and dad … They where both very important in my life … So good to have the gospel teaching and to know he is in a better place , and back with his dear sweet wife …
    Love and prayers of peace and comfort … Know it’s always hard to loose loved ones, and he has been such a part of your everyday life …

  • Always enjoyed being around Chet and his family. Glad he is reunited with his sweet wife. My thoughts are with his family.

  • Debbie Jacobson Elms

    President Jones was our home teacher for many, many years. Our family was blessed in so many ways by that great man. Pat and Chet are still some of my favorite friends from Duncan. I’m so happy they are together forever now.

  • To Mr. Jones family, I’m very sorry for your loss. I wanted to offer you some comfort that I’ve found in the Bible. In John 11:25 Jesus said “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” It’s my hope that you can draw comfort and strength from this promise that we can see the loved ones we have lost again. (Acts 24:15)

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