Gaylene Jones Kemple passed away unexpectedly on Friday morning, September 27, 2013. She was born July 18, 1952, in Cedar City, Utah, to Chester Wood Jones and Darlean Hunt Jones of Enterprise, Utah. She was the youngest of five children and graduated from Enterprise High School. During that time, she met her eternal companion and sweetheart Howard Kay Kemple of St. George, Utah, and they married on June 5, 1970, and were sealed one year later in the St. George Temple. In their early marriage, Howard served in the Air Force and they lived in Phoenix, Arizona, after which, they settled in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the next 33 years. They were blessed with four children, Howard Kay Jr. (Kristi Anne) of Las Vegas, NV, Raymond Wood (Kylene Lynn) of Las Vegas, NV, Holly Gaylene (John Michael Takas) of California City, CA and Jennifer Dawn (Jeran Sean Gardner) of Springville, UT. And they were also blessed with 11 grandchildren: Howard Kemple III, Kaitlyn Kemple, Adrienne Kemple, Jordyn Davis-Erquiaga, Audrey Kemple, Olivia Kemple, John Takas Jr., Nicholas Takas, Anna Gardner, Leo Gardner and Amelia Gardner.
Gaylene was preceded in death by her father Chester, her mother Darlean, her brothers Devon Lee Jones and Jerry Wood Jones and sister Mabel Jones Kincaid. She is survived by her husband Howard of 43 years, her 4 children, her 11 grandchildren and her sister Lora Lee Jones Petersen.
Gaylene was an amazing, organized and talented woman whose devotion to her husband and family came first and foremost, and her love for the gospel of Jesus Christ helped her through life's trials and challenges. Gaylene worked at Target for 18years. She loved Target into her final days, a love she passed on to her children (all of whom worked at there). When she wasn't working she would occupy her time with her hobbies. She was an accomplished seamstress, quilter, and loved to scrapbook. She surrounded herself with pictures of loved ones. She crocheted many blankets for both family and charity. She enjoyed designing and creating jewelry. She also loved to go walking and did aerobics.
Gaylene and Howard moved from Las Vegas, NV to Springville UT in 2006. While in her retirement years Gaylene enjoyed staying in touch with her extended family. When not talking with family Gaylene would fill her days being a loving, devoted wife and helping raise her grandchildren. Gaylene was an amazing woman who will be missed by all who were blessed to have been touch by her life.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at 11a.m. in the Springville 1st Ward Building, 996 W. Center St. Springville. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 from 6-8p.m. at Legacy Funeral Home, 3595 N. Main Street, Spanish Fork, and on Wednesday morning from 10-11a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment will be held on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 at 11a.m. in the Enterprise City Cemetery, Enterprise, UT.