When I feel I’ve been led somewhere, I say my angels did it. While I believe that to be true, that certain inspired and blessed accidents are not accidents, it was never personalized. “My angels” are just a term for me to acknowledge a loving universe and my extraordinary good fortune, the truth and warmth of intuition. But more than once, Jeffrey has come to me at this job. I feel certain that it isn’t just the doing of anonymous, benificent spiritual cheerleaders, but of my friend. Jeff had a hand in getting me to this wonderful place, this wonderful work. It’s so healing. I love him for wanting that for me.
Jeffrey Taylor Jones
Jeffrey Taylor Jones 1967 ~ 2011
Jeffrey Taylor Jones, our beloved son, brother, father, uncle, and friend, age 43, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 25th, in Salt Lake City. He was born on November 14th, 1967, in Princeton, New Jersey, son of Randall and Janet Jones. Jeff spent his early years in Princeton, Ithaca, New York, and Falls Church, Virginia. In 1978 he moved with his family to Provo. He graduated from Timpview High School and attended classes at UVSC. He served a mission to Minnesota.
Jeffrey married Amy Solomon; together they had one son, Jerry. They were later divorced. He spent much of his adult life in Salt Lake, working as a travel agent and in culinary arts for places such as Sundance and Smiths. He was a master tie dye maker, and more recently he developed an interest in hula hooping. He made and sold hula hoops at arts festivals and farmers’ markets. He also volunteered to teach and demonstrate “hooping” for refugee groups. He was a handsome young man who had a zest for life and a love for people. He was happiest when preparing a gourmet meal, telling funny stories, showing off with a hula hoop, entertaining his nieces and nephews, or spending time with his son.
Struggles with anxiety, panic attacks, and depression were unfortunately too much a part of Jeff’s life. May he finally enjoy peace. Jeffrey is survived by his parents, his son, Jerry, brothers Kendall, Michael (Kate), Scott (Camille), a sister, Lori Sherman (Dave), and 16 nieces and nephews. He will be missed by all of them as well as by many other people.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 30th 2011 in the Edgemont 2nd Ward Chapel, 555 East 3230 North, Provo. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 E Center St., Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:00 or at the chapel Thursday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. before the service.
“Good night sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!”