CENTRAL VALLEY — Our kind and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and dear friend, Lois Ann Brown Bird, returned home to her heavenly family July 15, 2020. Lois was born in Salina, Oct. 4, 1948, to Charles Lavor and May Taylor Brown, the last of their seven children.
Lois married Robert Newell Jones in Loa, in May of 1966, and together they had three children, Lisa, Roger and Monica who were the light of her world. They later divorced. In 2006, she met Keith Bird and they began their life together. They enjoyed doing anything from camping and RZR riding, to taking Sunday drives around the valley.
Lois was a familiar face to everyone after working for the Utah Drivers License Division for many years. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, quilting, fishing and sightseeing. She was talented crocheter and quilter and took great pride in all of her work. She won many awards with her afghans at state and local fairs.
Lois was blessed with the cooking talent that Wayne County is noted for. She was wealth of knowledge and always had a story to share of her heritage or Wayne County’s history. She loved animals, especially the dogs she had throughout the years.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served in many different callings throughout the years.
Her greatest blessing was her family and she loved to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She beamed with pride when talking about them and loved to share stories and pictures of them.
Lois is survived by her husband, Keith Bird; her children, Lisa and Darren Ence, all Central Valley; Roger and Karla Jones, Sandy; and Monica Jones, Richfield; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and sisters and brothers-in-law, Nadine Taylor, Loa; Verlene Brown, American Fork; Richard Larsen, Bicknell; and Royce Allen, Taylorsville.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Lavar and May Brown; siblings, Earl Brown, Dale Brown, Myrna Larsen, Erma Allen, Owana and Wade Grundy, Arlen and Lorna Brown; the father of her children, Robert Newell Jones; and great-grandson, Race Ence.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, in the Springer Turner Funeral Home chapel in Richfield.
Burial was in the Monroe City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina.
Online guestbook at springerturner.com.