Opal Jackson Lemon, 1928 ~ 2010

Opal Jackson Lemon, age 82, passed away peacefully Nov. 2, 2010 at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.

She was born April 29, 1928 in Thompson, Utah to John and Sinda Cordova Jackson.

Opal married Joseph Lemon on Sept. 7, 1946 in Aztec, N.M.; he passed away May 19, 1999.

Opal was a former longtime resident of Moab and for the past 20 years she resided in East Carbon. Her cooking skills were unbelievable and she’ll always be remembered as one of the best cooks around. She was also an avid rock hound, who loved spending time on the desert.

Opal was an excellent storyteller who loved visiting and singing with her family. Opal loved doing word find puzzles and reading.

She lived for her family and will be dearly missed by them.

She is survived by her two sons, Jerry (Karen) Lemon, Sunnyside, Utah; David J. (Lynn) Lemon, East Carbon, Utah; sister, Ellesa Ekker, Moab; brother, Jack (Rose) Jackson, Lincoln, Neb.; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Opal was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, three sisters, and two great-grandchildren, Karen and Luke.

A funeral service was held Friday, Nov. 5, at 10 a.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home (233 East Main Street) in Price, Utah. Interment was at the Grand Valley Cemetery in Moab.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends and family may share memories of Opal online at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.