Vickie Diane Jones (Newton), 72 of Mesquite, NV passed away at her residence on November 4th, 2019 after a brave battle with Cancer, her husband Lynn, children, granddaughter and sister, Paula by her side.
Vickie was born June 24th, 1947 in Salt Lake City, UT to Paul and Cleda Newton.Vickie grew up in Salt Lake City, UT, and moved to Kearns, UT when she was 8. In 1965, she graduated from Granger High School in Granger, UT, now West Valley City, UT.
On September 8th, 1966, She married her high school sweetheart and love of her life, Lynn B. Jones. Together they had 2 children; twins, Jay and Jill, on July 29th,1967. They raised their children in Salt lake City, UT, and then later in Boise, ID. Vickie and Lynn moved to Idaho Falls, ID in the mid 80s and eventually moved to Island Park, ID where they lived full-time until they moved to Mesquite, NV in 2018.
Vickie worked for Gerald Poulsen Orthodontist in Granger; as the office manager, in Idaho Falls she worked at Dr Johnson’s, as the office manager, and at Chesbro Music. In Island Park, she worked at the liquor store and was a member of the Island Park historical society.
Vickie and Lynn had a beautiful relationship which was based on mutual support and a deep love for each other. Vickie’s family was everything to her. Her grandchildren and great grand children were her pride and joy. She was her families rock and her family loving called her “Sarge in charge”. Vickie was committed to making sure that her family knew of her support to achieve their highest potential. Vickie was an inspiration to all who knew her. She was very passionate about reading,enjoyed discussing politics and was quite the activist, which she instilled in her granddaughter; Jerrica, and great-grand daughter, Jaida.. She loved sunflowers, Joshua trees and Indian paintbrushes. She loved the movies, “Gone with the Wind” and “Dr Zhivago”
She and her husband Lynn enjoyed many years with their best friends NJ and Diane Tullos, camping, fishing and vacationing. She loved to sing “You are my sunshine” to her grandchildren and great grandchildren; but for her great-grandson, Rowdy, who she helped care for as an infant, she sang, “Mama’s don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys.” She enjoyed taking her grandchildren on adventures through the forest in Island Park. She would teach them about the plants and the beautiful birds. She never let anyone leave her house with an empty belly and she loved caring for others.
Vickie is survived by her husband Lynn; children, Jill Jones and Jay Jones of Idaho falls, ID, granddaughter; Jerrica (Nathanial) Robertson, of Idaho falls, ID, grandson; Michael Jones of Idaho falls, ID, 4 great-grandchildren; Jaida, Rowdy, Kash, and Knoxx,
sister; Debbie (Robert) Wilkins, sister; Paula (Lee) Taylor, brother; Ray (Jane) Newton; many nieces, nephews and cousins, who she loved dearly. Preceding Vickie in death, were her mother and father, Paul and Cleda Newton.
Vickie’s wishes were to be cremated. There will be a celebration of life in the spring, Dates to be determined. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in their guest book at www.virginvalleymortuary.com.