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Jodie Marie Jones

06/14/1959 - 12/11/2019
Service Date: 12/21/2019
Service Time: 10:00 a.m.
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Alta Mesa Stake Center
Visitation Date: 12/20/2019
Visitation Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Alta Mesa Stake Center
Interment: Alpine Cemetery

Jodie Jones passed away on December 11, 2019 following a courageous battle with cancer. Daughter of Dr. Richard and Elaine Barnes, she leaves behind her husband of 36 years, Alan Jones, four children Nicole Zinn, Natalie Walter, Jessica Jones, Sterling Jones and nine grand children.

Jodie’s life will forever be remembered for her enduring selfless service for others and measured by the multitude of people who loved her.

She was gregarious, thoughtful and lit-up every room she entered with her boundless energy and infectious love for life and those around her.

Jodie was reared in Rialto California, was President of her High school student body, graduated from BYU with a bachelor degree in communications, served as a Latter-Day Saint missionary in Jackson, MS and has continued to serve in various leadership positions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints during her 33 years in Mesa, AZ.

Following her successful battle against breast cancer six years ago, she, with her son Sterling, started JoJo’s Chocolate, inspired by her own invention during her breast cancer treatment.

She will forever be loved, missed and admired for the indelible mark she left on this world. Without a doubt, this saint has returned to her Heavenly Father and will be warmly welcomed by her mother Elaine.




  • Alan, this is your long lost friend Eric Lyman from Wallace Lane. I heard about your wife’s passing and I express my most sincere condolences for your loss. I understand it’s a difficult time for you but when you get a moment I’d love to reconnect. In the meantime please know that I’m thinking of you and you are in my prayers.

  • Susan Christensen

    I love Jodie Marie Jones! I had the pleasure of serving with her in the young women’s camp program for the Mesa Mt. View Stake. She served as our stake camp director. Her smile and chuckle were infectious! She was full of fun and energy. She was creative, dependable and committed. The young women as well as leaders benefited and were blessed by her service.
    Love and condolences to her family.

  • Dear Alan and Family,
    John and I are so very sorry for the loss of your wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother.
    She was such a wonderful person! She loved her family and friends. She was truly a disciple of Christ. Her smile did light up the room. We know you will miss her so much, and so will all of us. Love and prayers, Cyd and John Mechem

  • We loved Jodie and her sweet family! She was a Parent Volunteer in my classroom when Sterling was in my first grade class. Then we served together on PTO and a principal selection committee. She was always kind and caring to me and to my family. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this tender time.

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