Verna Jones Rollins, age 82, passed away on Tuesday, January 24 2023 at Fairfield Village in Layton, Utah. She was born in Torrey, Utah to Isaac Rulon and Rebecca May Allen Jones. She was the 11th of 15 children.
She attended schools in Wayne County, graduating from Wayne High School in 1958. She participated in all girls’ sports. She was in the finals of the ping pong, volleyball, and basketball tournaments at Snow College for three years. She was the flag carrier in the Pep Club and led the March girls for three years.
Her father was a farmer and a sheepherder. She spent many hours with her father tending to sick animals and helping herd the sheep and cattle. She was a very hard worker.
Verna was a single mother of five when she met her dear, sweet, Ralph (as she called him). She married Ralph on November 18, 1972 combining her five children with his three children. They later had their son Ron joining their families together and making them one. They later welcomed a foster son into the family, making a total of 10 children. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Verna was a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in many different callings. Verna and her husband served a Mission together in the Johannesburg, South Africa Mission.
Verna loved to travel with her husband. They traveled to the Bahamas, Brazil, Hawaii, Taiwan and Japan. She loved to go camping, play games, and put puzzles together. She loved to crochet, giving most of it away to her family and friends. She loved playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She leaves behind her loving husband of 50 years, Ralph, and their 10 children; Steve (Patti), Daniel, Patrick Lovato, Char (Bo) Wooldridge , Debbie ( fiancé, Brent Sirstins), Jeffrey, Michael Todd, Chris, Ron (Stacey), Tony Schleich (JoAnn). She also leaves behind 40 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren, 11 great great grandchildren, three brothers, three sisters and her beloved cat Tabby. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, seven sisters, daughter in law Wendy and her grandson Chaz.
The family wishes to express our gratitude to the staff at Fairfield Village Assisted Living and Parkview Memory Care. We’d also like to thank the nurses and workers at Inspiration Hospice Care for their kindness.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 30 at 11:00 am at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 N Fairfield Rd., Layton Utah. Friends may visit with family Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. before the services.
Interment at Lindquist’s Memorial Park at Layton.