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Martha Faye Jenson Williams Jones (1919-2012) Obituary

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Martha Faye Jenson Williams Jones (1919-2012) Obituary

Posted: 1344528833000
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Jones, Jenson, Leatham, Williams
Idaho State Journal, 08/09/12

MALAD — Martha Faye Jenson Williams Jones, 93, passed away Monday, August 6, 2012, at the home of her son, Joe, and with family at her side. Faye was born Jan. 25, 1919, to Mary Leatham and Elmo Carlos Jenson in Malad, Idaho. She spent her early school years in the Pocatello Valley and graduated from Malad High School in 1936. She received a teaching certificate from Albion State, Idaho, in 1940, and went on to earn a bachelor of arts in language arts from Idaho State University in 1952.

Faye married Joseph Leigh Williams in 1941, and they had two sons, James Cheryl Williams, who died in infancy, and Joe L. Williams. Joseph passed away in 1946, and Faye later married Owen L. Jones in 1959. Owen passed away in 1964, and is survived by his son, Tarrel C. Jones.

Faye will join her 10 brothers and sisters who preceded her, Elmo, Helen, Leatham, Keith, Lorraine, June, LeRoy, James, Ivy and Sylvia Jenson.

Faye was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was a longtime supporter of the missionary program and contributor to the Genealogical Library. She taught her love of art, history and language to generations of students at schools in Downey, Idaho, Coolidge, Arizona, and Malad, Idaho. She also won a number of conservation awards as a farmer and rancher in Elkhorn, Idaho.

Faye is survived by her son, Joe L. Williams, his wife, Deanna Peterson Williams, her grandchildren, Sheri Lee Williams and James Edward Williams, and great-grandchildren, Torista Lynn Williams and Kelly James Williams.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2012, at noon in the Malad LDS Fifth Ward Chapel. Friends may visit with the family on Friday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Horsley Funeral Home, 132 W. 300 N., and again on Saturday at the funeral home from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Malad City Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Horsley Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.horsleyfu  .

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the LDS missionary fund.

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