Joeann B. Jones


January 17, 2019

Joeann B. Jones, 87, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019, at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland.

Born August 4, 1931, in Rockland, Idaho, she was the daughter of William and Sarah (Byington) Sizemore. The family moved to Thermopolis in the 1940's.

On August 17, 1953, Joeann married David Clarence Jones in Billings, Mont. She and David were ranchers raising sheep and cows. She continued the operation with her son, Everett, after the death of her husband in 2003. Until a year before her death she was still nurturing bum lambs.

She loved taking care of her grandkids and great grandkids; spending time with Dave checking the sheep and spending the summers on Copper Mountain.

 She is survived by sons, Everett (Dawn) and David (Alice) Jones, both of Thermopolis; daughter, Linda Heinze of Thermopolis; brother, Bud (Carol) Faith; sisters, Sarah Stanley, Pat Bears, all of Thermopolis and Mayona Fayler of Lander; grandchildren, Judy Arroyo, Leann Clouse, Fred Heinze, Kasey Jones, Katie O'Loughlen, Jason and Justin Jones, Heather Jones and surrogate grandchild, Maria Starke; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great, great-grandchild.  

Joeann was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers; and one sister.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Thermopolis.

Mortimore Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online messages may be offered at


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