Life Tribute – Margaret Ann Ellison Jones

Margaret Ann Ellison Jones

           Margaret Ann Ellison Jones left this earthly life on the morning of Oct. 21, 2020 after a short battle with cancer. She passed peacefully into the presence of family and her Savior.

She was born Aug. 9, 1934 in Ogden, Utah to Mae Croft Evans and Stanley Cowley Ellison. At 9 months old she accompanied her parents to the ranch in Tuscarora (Nevada) to put up hay for the summer and that is where they stayed.

She attended the Spanish Ranch’s one room school house for eight years. She remembers that it held eight students at the most, but it had to have three students to remain open. Sometimes, her dad would hire families with children to make sure it didn’t close.

For high school, she attended Elko High School, boarding with families in Elko. After 2 ½ years Mae and Stanley bought a home in town and Margaret finished her high school years living with her mother and sisters. She graduated in 1952. She attended Utah State University, graduating in 1956 with a degree in elementary education.

She taught school in Elko and after marrying Robert J. Jones in Reno, Nevada on Oct. 2, 1964, she continued to teach in Susanville, California. They raised two daughters, Sheral Ann (Fish) and Kathleen Francis (Steve). She is survived by her husband, Bob, two daughters, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

She loved everything country, sunflowers, quilting, reading good books and church service. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was an example of service and love. She made everyone feel welcome in her home.

She will be missed by friends and family. God be with you until we meet again.

Online condolences can be sent to her memorial page at