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Edith May (Bigler) Jones Johnson

(July 8, 1940 - Oct. 28, 2012)

Edith May (Bigler) Jones Johnson died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 in Rio Rancho, N.M. on her way to her daughter Anita Olsen’s house in Brigham City, Utah. She was 72.

Edith spent her last days in a Texas hospital valiantly fighting heart failure and kidney failure.

Her greatest wish was to be out of Texas and with her family. She accomplished both.

Edith was born on July 8, 1940 in Basin, a daughter of Orville Bigler and Elvira Dobson.

She was married three times. Her first husband was Donald Clark, divorced and deceased, from Basin; her second husband, who she later married in the Jordan River Temple, was Fred Ray Jones, deceased, from Otto; and her third husband was Bill Johnson, deceased, from Nacogdoches, Texas.

Edith loved to make quilts, crochet, read, grow a big garden, watermelon farming and the great outdoors. She worked hard and never complained and enjoyed serving others. She was a nurses’ aide in Greybull and Basin, and later in life received her RN degree from Powell and Sheridan.

Edith was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had many callings in her church. She especially loved teaching primary school. One of her great joys was to talk to people about her church wherever she lived.

Edith had a great sense of humor even up to the day she died.

She had several brothers and sisters. Her brothers are Edwin (Clara) Bigler of Utah, Perrie (Floyd) Bigler of Arizona, Bill (Julie) Bigler of Utah, Myron (Georgia) Bigler, deceased, of Utah, Dale (Joanne) Bigler of Utah, and Clinton Dean (Wendy) Bigler, deceased, of Colorado. Her sisters are Charmayne (Tom, deceased) Kasparian of Utah, Dona (Duane) Cecil, of Arizona and Rose Ann (Randy) Bishop of Pennsylvania.

She is survived by several children: Jean (Roy) Marcus of Wyoming, Alice Chatwin of Utah, Janice (John) Henry of Utah, Brett (Chris) Jones of Oklahoma, Anette (Renee) Quammen of Wyoming, Anita (Howard) Olsen of Utah, Debbie (Micheal) Anderson of Washington, CJ (Amber) Jones, deceased, of Hawaii; as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, CJ Jones and her brothers, Myron and Dean Bigler.

Memorial donations may be made to Thompson Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 3 in Burlington.

Thompson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family at

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