Klea Collard Jones


Born 21 December 1934, passed away 17 December 2023, with her sons surrounding her at the Grove Creek Assisted Living Center. Klea was born in Huntington, Utah, to Lealen Taylor Collard and Edith Brown Collard.

Klea had two brothers, Blaine and Danny, and three sisters, Kay, Lorna, and Roma.

Klea married her high school sweetheart Clifton Allen Jones on 15 June 1953, in the Manti Temple. They were blessed with four rambunctious boys, Clifton Stewart (Stella L.), Steven Lamar (Dianne), David Scott (Gabriela), and Stacy Allen (Tammy).

Clifton died 18 October 1996. Klea then married Rex Durain Jones in Anna, Texas, on 3 January 1999. Rex died on 24 April 2020, in Huntington, Utah.

Survived by her sons and their spouses, sisters Lorna Smith and Roma Larson, sisters-in-law, Dotty Collard, Lena Beth Jones, Marva Dawn Jones, Lynn Ann Jones (Gary Wilson), Mickey Cranford, Louise Jones, Joann (Tom) Shannon, and Janene (David) Avery. Grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces.

Preceded in death by husbands Clifton Allen and Rex Durain and father and mother, father and mother-in-law Durane William and Edna Brown Jones, brothers Leland Blaine and Danny Collard, sister Kay Winger, son Stacy Allen Jones, and granddaughter Kristen Michelle Jones.

Viewing will be held Thursday, December 21, 2023, from 6-8:00 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road, Taylorsville, Utah. Graveside services will be held Friday, December 22, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at Valley View Memorial Park, 4400 West 4100 South, West Valley City, Utah.

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