Clyde Toyn Jones, 92, our loving father and grandfather, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at The Beehive House in Logan, Utah.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept.18, 2009, at 1 p.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Grand View, Idaho. Visitation will be held from noon until 12:45 p.m. prior to the funeral. Burial will follow at the Bruneau Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.
He was born Dec. 4, 1916, in Oakley, Idaho, the son of John Samuel Jones and Nora Toyn. He had two siblings, Martha Jean and Jack Jones.
He spent most of his childhood and early years in the Wells, Nev., area, where he attended school and met and married the love of his life, Jean Whiteside on Feb. 18, 1939.
It was during this time that he started his lifetime work with the railroad, working his way from fireman to finally a Railroad Engineer. During this enjoyable 37 years with the Southern Pacific Railroad he saw the transition from steam engines to diesel.
After living in Nevada for several years the family moved to Brigham City, Utah, and evidently to Cache Valley, Utah, where they remodeled many old homes and raised quality quarter horses. Many wonderful friends and good horses later they left Utah and returned to Owyhee County where they lived until the death of his wife of 63 years, Jean. He spent the last five years back in Cache Valley to be near family and friends.
Clyde was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He enjoyed the many callings and responsibilities that he had there.
He cherished his family and friends and will always be remembered for his sparkling blue eyes and soft-spoken kind nature.
Clyde is survived by his son, Dallas and his wife Patty of Smithfield, Utah, and his daughter Leslie and her husband Dick Andersen of Coquille, Ore., seven grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, parents, brother and sister and granddaughter Cindy.