Alan Kay Jones passed away September 20, 2021 at his home in Groveland, Florida from complications of leukemia. He was born in American Fork, Utah on August 8, 1948 to parents, Paul and Agnes (Burns) Jones and grew up in nearby Pleasant Grove, Utah.
Alan graduated from the nursing program at BYU-Provo in 1975. He was one of the first men to graduate as a registered nurse. Alan served as President of the Utah Student Nursing Association during his senior year at BYU. After graduation, he moved to Miami Beach to work in the ICU at Mount Sinai Medical Center. In Miami, Alan met his wife, Imogene Scadlock. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in November 1976. The newlyweds moved to Bloomington, Indiana for graduate school; Alan graduating from Indiana University in 1979 with his MBA in Non-Profit Management. His nursing career took him and his family to Georgia, where he began his work with the VA Medical System, later moving to Florida, Arkansas, Connecticut and New Mexico. He retired to Florida in 2014 after 34 years in nursing, the last 25 years in Nursing Administration with the VA.
Alan was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in various organizations in the church. He served two church missions during his life – one as a young man to the Central Atlantic States Mission and the second with his wife at the Missionary Recovery Center in Manila, Philippines (2009-2011). Alan and Imogene volunteered together in the Albuquerque, New Mexico Temple, Manila, Philippines Temple and the Orlando, Florida Temple.
During his retirement, Alan enjoyed working in his garden, doing genealogy, reading, completing sudoku puzzles, sitting with his grand-dog, Willow and serving his church.
Alan is survived by his wife of 45 years, Imogene Scadlock Jones; son, W. Dawson Jones and wife, Rebecca of Arvada, Colorado; daughter, Alisha Jones of Groveland, Florida; grandchildren, Katalina Jones, Barrett Jones and Breton Jones, all of Arvada, Colorado, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins whom he loved dearly. He was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Agnes Jones and his siblings: Janice (David - deceased) Mohetau, Robert Jones, Ron (Susan – deceased, Sharon) Jones and Barbara (Jerry) Smith.
A church service will be held Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 11am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 14600 Green Valley Blvd., Clermont, Florida. Friends are welcome to visit with the family from 10 to 10:45am, prior to the service.
A graveside service will be held Friday, October 1, 2021 at 10:00 am at the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Utah with interment in the Jones Family plot. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
Alan asked that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humanitarian Services of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Philanthropies.ChurchofJesusChrist.org) or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (www.LLS.org). September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month.