Vera Gordon (1916 – 1999) &
John G. Pistorius (1900 – 1946) &
Roland (Ted) Edward Jones (1916 – 1990)
Vera Gordon
Born: 20...
One day Mother dressed me all in white and took me to the
Tabernacle in Salt Lake. There on November 28, 1925 I was
baptiz...
Then about two years later I met a very considerate and good man. His name is Ted
Jones. We were married 13 August, 1949, ...
I feel I have been blessed in so many ways by our Father in Heaven. First for giving me
the wonderful parents that I was p...
1949 1958
1959 1961
1961 1981
1968
Your tombstone stands neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out on polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out t...
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=81051774
SPOUCE:
John Gilbert Pistorius
Birth: Apr. 13, 1900, Arnhem...
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Vera Gordon (1916 – 1999) &
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  1. 1. Vera Gordon (1916 – 1999) & John G. Pistorius (1900 – 1946) & Roland (Ted) Edward Jones (1916 – 1990) Vera Gordon Born: 20 Oct 1916, Smithfield, Cache Co, Utah Died: 22 May 1999, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Burial: 25 May 1999, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Married: 28 Aug 1936, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Gysbert Jan Pistorius - John Gilbert Pistorius (Americanized) Born: 13 Apr, 1900 Aarnhem, Gilderland, Holland Died: 3 Sept 1946, Salt Lake City, Utah Burial: 6 Sep 1946, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Married: 13 Aug 1949, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Roland (Ted) Edward Jones Born: 18 Oct 1916, May, Idaho Died: 22 Nov 1990, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Burial: Memorial, Garden's, 17Th East, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah VERA GORDON PISTORIUS JONES I was the eighth of ten children of Samuel Arthur and Harriet M. Gordon, born 20 October, 1916 at Smithfield, Utah. The first thing I remember was living on Sixth West in Salt Lake City, Utah. I started school there at Jackson. All my brothers and sisters were in school so I felt very grown up. My sister Ethel was the only one home. Daddy was working on the railroad at this time the Denver and Rio Grand. He would take us over on the viaduct to see all the trains go by. There I so vividly remember our Grandfather Meikle coming to see us in his little horse and buggy. This was the highlight of the month. When he passed away our Mother told us he had gone to live with the angels. His was the first funeral I remember. Our youngest brother Arval Park was born in Cornish. As I remember, this was the beginning of my mother's trouble that eventually lead to her being in a wheelchair. She was robbed of the use of her legs. From there I remember moving to 17th South in Salt Lake.
  2. 2. One day Mother dressed me all in white and took me to the Tabernacle in Salt Lake. There on November 28, 1925 I was baptized. Golly, that was a wonderful experience. From there we moved to Milford. Daddy and Mother had a large apartment house or rooming house. From there we moved to Beaver, Utah. From Beaver our family gained a brother-in-law, Earl Baldwin – married Hazel Gordon. Also a sister-in-law, Loe Erickson – married Foster Le Roy Gordon. Daddy would take me up to the sheep camps, golly, that was something else. There Daddy was kicked by a horse and hurt badly. Here our sister Ethel was very seriously hurt also. We then eventually moved to 3372 South 11th East in Salt Lake City. Here Daddy taught me how to drive a car. There were so many things that happened here. We gained another brother-in-law, Elmer J. Anderson – married Erma P. Gordon and a sister-in-law, Rayola Smith – married William Vernon (Vern) Gordon. I remember my grandmother was cleaning her house and fell and hurt herself very badly. Daddy took me there to take care of her. That is when I met John Gilbert Pistorius. He lived next door to my grandmother and was very good to her. He was very much liked by both my grandmother and my father. I called him Jack. On 18 August, 1936 we were married. On 18 January, 1938 we lost our Daddy. That was the day we lost the first spoke in our family wheel. Numbers used for children’s names On July 13, 1940 a son was born to Jack and I. We named him Son #1. I called him #1 too. Then on 1 May 1942 a daughter came to bless our home. We named her Daughter #1. We had a very happy wonderful life. Then on March 8, 1943 the angels took my mother away. One day before this my Daddy told me if ever there was an angel, mother surely was one. She was and always will be an angel on earth in my memory. Then on September 3, 1946 my husband Jack passed away after a very short illness. Leaving my Son #1 and Daughter #1 and myself to carry on. It wasn't easy.
  3. 3. Then about two years later I met a very considerate and good man. His name is Ted Jones. We were married 13 August, 1949, by Bishop Elmer Anderson, my own brother-in- law. We were married in Ted's mother and father's home. In this union which from the start was a very happy one, we were blessed with two more children. On 15 June 1950 Daughter #2 was sent to us. What a bundle of love she was. A very beautiful and happy spirit. Then on October 8, 1951 our son Son #2 was born. We were thankful for both children. Now we have two sons and two daughters. When Son #2 was three years old in 1954, we moved into our present home at 3440 South 1940 West, Granger, Utah. Our Son #1 went to and graduated from Cyrpus High in Magna. He then joined the National Guard, went to Fort Ord, California, and finished that training in Fort Belmar, Virginia. He came home for one month and then announced he was going back in to be a paratrooper. My heart sank right into my shoes, but he went and spent three years there. The last 18 months he was in Germany. He came home in 1963. On 29 November, 1963 he married Daughter-in-Law #1. They had three lovely children. Daughter #1 was a very happy girl. She graduated from Granger High School. She married Son-in-Law #1 on 18 January, 1963. He was at this time in the U.S. Air Force, and he still is there making a career out of it. They are on the Island of Wahwaii, Hawaii, They have two children. She is very active in church work there and in taking care of war orphans. Daughter #2 went to school throughout the Granger area and graduated from Granger High. She like Daughter #1 was very active in the church. She met and married Son-in- Law #2 from Wendall, Idaho on my mother's birthday 28 June, 1968 in the Logan Temple. They are now living in Twin Falls, Idaho. They have two boys. They are very active in the church there. Then comes Son #2. As a boy he was very interested in scouting. So he and I started a Den of Cub Scouts. We had a lot of help from the scout leaders in our ward. For four years we went on field trips to scout-a-rama’s, and all else scouting entails. Son #2 became an Eagle Scout. He is stationed in Fort Ord, California. Son #2 only has the use of one eye. So he is in counseling and food service department because of his sight. On 27 August, 1971 he married Daughter-in-Law #2. They live in Monterey California. They are active in the church and are very happy. On 29 July, 1970 Ted was operated on. We nearly lost him then. His stay at the hospital was 36 days. Then on February, 2, 1971 he had to go back for a repeat of that surgery. It was all caused from an automobile accident, 16 June 1970. As a result of the same accident I am under a doctor’s care. I have lost about two-thirds of my eye sight.
  4. 4. I feel I have been blessed in so many ways by our Father in Heaven. First for giving me the wonderful parents that I was priviledged to have and for my brothers and sisters. Second for my wonderful children, all four, and for them being healthy and happy, sound in body and mind. Especially that they live close to the teachings of our Father in Heaven. For all this I feel my blessings are many and I can't count them all. So each and every day I pray and thank Him for all my wonderful blessings. Vera G.P. Jones; At this time I am 56 years old. ============================================================= Roland (Ted) Edward Jones Died: 22 Nov 1990, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Burial: Memorial, Garden's, 17Th East, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Vera Gordon Died: 22 May 1999, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Burial: 25 May 1999, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah ======================================================================== 1924 1931-32
  5. 5. 1949 1958 1959 1961
  6. 6. 1961 1981 1968
  7. 7. Your tombstone stands neglected and alone. The name and date are chiseled out on polished, marbled stone. It reaches out to all who care. It is too late to mourn. You did not know that I exist. You died and I was born. Yet each of us are cells of you in flesh, in blood, in bone. Our heart contracts and beats a pulse entirely not our own. Dear Ancestor, the place you filled those many years ago. Spreads out among the ones you left who would have loved you so. I wonder as you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew That someday I would find this spot and come to visit you. Author Unknown FIND A GRAVE http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=81051116 Vera Gordon Jones Birth: Oct. 20, 1916, Smithfield, Cache County, Utah Death: May 22, 1999, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Burial: Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery , Sandy, Salt Lake County, Utah
  8. 8. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=81051774 SPOUCE: John Gilbert Pistorius Birth: Apr. 13, 1900, Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands Death: Sep. 3, 1946, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Burial: Elysian Burial Gardens , Millcreek, Salt Lake County, Utah http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=81050575 SPOUCE: Ted Edward Jones Birth: Oct. 18, 1916, May, Lemhi County, Idaho Death: Nov. 22, 1990, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Burial: Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery , Sandy, Salt Lake County, Utah

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