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About the Author
Grace Guymon Jones has made extensive contributions to both her church and community since she graduated from Brigham Young University in 1950 where she was editor of the BYU yearbook. In 2001, BYU awarded Grace with a “Special Recognition Alumni Award” in honor of her public and church contributions.
While living in Ukiah, California, Grace served many years as a Public Affairs Director for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has published hundreds of articles about the Church. She served as a Stake Public Communications Director for over thirty years, and then for fourteen years, she was the Santa Rosa Region Public Communications Director, an area that included several stakes and extended from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border. Her diligence was recognized in The Church News, “Her Successes Bring Church into public View.”
Grace wrote and illustrated a weekly column on positive parenting in a local newspaper for several years. Her ideas were later published in a book titled Family Phrases—What Is Your Child Hearing? In 1987, this mother of six was selected as “Mother of the Year” by a local newspaper. She also was an elementary school teacher for a short period.
With her husband, Dr. Milton B. Jones, she has served two missions for the Church in Scotland and in Georgia where a son, Richard, was their mission president. Dr. Jones spent his academic career as a professor in the Department of Agronomy and Range Science with the University of California, Davis Campus. Pursuant to his academic position, they have also taken sabbaticals to New Zealand and Brazil. Along with their six children, they have thirty-seven grandchildren and nearly forty great grandchildren. They moved to Provo, Utah, in 2005.