Our beloved mother, Zona R. Jackson, 93, completed her mission on earth Friday, November 20, 2020. She passed peacefully in her home surrounded by family.
Mother was born to Alanson Reidhead and Lucinda Estella Hall on December 23, 1926 in Washington, Ut. Zona married Lloyd Rodney Jackson November 13, 1945 in Pioche, Nevada. Later sealed in the St. George Temple March 20, 1946.
Zona enjoyed her childhood as a small town girl in Washington, Utah attending school in Washington and St. George. She enjoyed learning and being at the top of her class having a perfect memory that didn’t disappoint throughout her life. In later years she’d quote poetry memorized in childhood and was proud of her abilities.
Zona enjoyed hiking, rock-hunting, geological formations, and the outdoors in the mountains. Family outings included collecting pretty rocks. Hobbies were sewing, crochet, tying quilts, art, music. She was accomplished at bowling and enjoyed her league.
Mom was a poet by nature writing many poems, winning contests and printed in literary magazines and Ensign. She wrote ward roadshows and plays.
She became interested in natural herbs sharing her formulas to help improve other’s health. Her business “Gifts of Nature” provided opportunity to meet people who became close friends.
Preceded in death by her parents, brothers; Horace, Boyd, Ray, Roland, Ivin. Sisters; Ada Miller, Ruth.
Survived by children Rodney (Rose), Floyd (Marianne), Gwen Brinkerhoff (Ferrell- deceased), Helen Ashby (Jeff) Carol Ann Schmutz (Doug). Twenty-nine grandchildren, forty-one Great-grandchildren, one Great-great grandchild.
The family would like to express our appreciation to Becky Phillips who assisted mother daily. Special thanks to Home Health and Hospice services. Special thanks to Becky Olsen, R.N.; Zion’s Way and her bubbly personality and encouragement given over past years.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, November 24, 2020; 11:00 a.m. at Tonaquint Cemetery.
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