Obituary of Bertha Bertola Jones
Bertha Bertola Jones was born in Sunnyside, Utah to Charley and Dorthy Bertola on May 5, 1924. Bertha Bertola Jones passed away May 2, 2019 in a local hospital in the presence of her family and close friends.
Bertha grew up farming and ranching and graduated from Tabiona High School where she was a saxophonist in her school band. She married Leo C. Jones in Salt Lake City, December 19, 1941 and raised five sons while being a stay at home mom, babysitter, and doing her ironing to help the family with the expenses. After Leo passed in 1964, Bertha worked at Hillcrest Bowling Alley and Kmart until she retired. Bertha loved her gardening and flowers and worked hard at having a beautiful yard. Until failing eyesight forced her to give up fishing, she loved taking trips to Alaska to enjoy fishing and scenery. Bertha was dedicated to her friends, children, and grandchildren, and her miniature Schnauzers Tigger and Oscar.
Bertha is survived by Jerry and Heidi Jones, their sons; Jesse and Mick and their daughter Sarah Jones Hicks’ Larry and Maria Jones, son, Jamie, daughters Jennifer, Angelica, and Alma; Charley and Nancy Jones, and Shelah Woo; Leo Michael Jones and Ellen Jones and their sons Kenny and Keith. Also sixteen great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
Bertha is preceded in death by her husband Leo Coe Jones, her mother and father Charley and Dorthy Bertola, her sister Edith Bertola, and Ester Bertola Cutrell, her brother Charley Bertola Jr. and great grandson Levi Leo Jones.
In accordance to Bertha’s last wishes, she will be cremated without a viewing and in place of a funeral; our mother wanted a celebration of life, which will be held in Boise, ID on June 7, 2019, exact time and place to be announced later. In lieu of flowers, Bertha’s wishes were for donations to be sent to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.