LIVE STREAM: Please see link to live stream below the obituary. \n\nKenneth Melvin Jones passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, May 14, 2023 surrounded by his family. Kenneth was born to Melvin and Olive Jones in their family home in Salt Lake City on July 24, 1932, the second of five children. He was born of goodly parents who raised him in righteousness. Ken was baptized in the baptistry in the Salt Lake Tabernacle.\n\nAs a young man, Keneth learned the importance of work, spending summers working on his grandparent's farm in Erda. \n\nWhile attending Granite High School, Kenneth was also working as a butcher after school, and also was studying to become a classical pianist at the McCune School of Music in Salt Lake City. He also developed a love of basketball at a young age. In his senior high school yearbook he was named the "biggest flirt" at school. He had many friends–everyone liked Kenneth.\n\nAfter graduation, Kenneth joined the Air Force and proudly served four years of active duty including in Japan and the island of Guam. Though only an enlisted man, while serving on Guam, he was given the responsibilities of a Captain. As he was preparing to separate from the Air Force, he was offered a promotion if he would stay, but when the offer to stay didn't include sending him to college, he opted to leave.\n\nFollowing his service in the Air Force, Kenneth fulfilled his childhood goal of serving a mission, and was called to the Eastern States Mission, serving in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.\n\nAfter his mission Kenneth pursued his education at Brigham Young University and ultimately graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Electrical Engineering. \n\nWhile working in Salt Lake City and going to school, he met and married his sweetheart, Monica Axelsson from Lulea, Sweden. They enjoyed 62 years together. \n\nHe started his career at Boeing in Seattle where their children Corina (Richard) and Chris (Kirsten) were born. They moved to Silicon Valley to work for Ampex where he was able to combine his love of music with his education, leading to a career as a Design Engineer of Audio Test equipment.\n\nThe family settled in Los Gatos, CA where Jan-Erik (Kristen), Jayson (Briana), and Sean (Ginger) were born. All of their children served missions and were married in the temple. They love their eighteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. \n\nKenneth loved his family and enjoyed spending time with both his siblings and his children and grandchildren. Kenneth was a master gardener, continuing his study of techniques that produced delicious tomatoes. Kenneth followed basketball and football, but made it a practice not to watch games on Sunday, so he would record games and watch them later. \n\nHe served in many capacities in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints including Seminary Teacher, Elders Quorum President, Bishop, and High Council. Ken and Monica also served in the Seattle and Portland temples. They also served as general conference ushers while living in California. While teaching Primary children, he encouraged them to listen for scriptures that were referenced in the talks and the hymns in Sacrament Meeting and would reward them with a piece of candy. He always made it a point to attend Sacrament Meeting, even when traveling.\n\nKenneth was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Ruby and his brother Richard. He is survived by his loving wife Monica, his sister Beverly, his brother Bruce, and his five children.\n\nThe family would like to thank all those who have cared for Dad in any way. He always said it was good to be surrounded by good people and his neighbors and ward family have been earthly angels. \n\nFuneral services will be held on Monday, May 22, 2023 at 11:00 am in the Alpine Stake Center, 98 E Canyon Crest Rd, Alpine, Utah. Family and friends are invited to visit with the family from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. prior to the services, there will not be a viewing. Interment will be in the Utah Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bluffdale, UT. \n\nCondolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.