Our fiercely loved mother, grandmother, and friend Mable Jaylene Wood was called home on July 2nd, 2012, after cardiac complications. Loved by her friends and family, Jaylene devoted her life to family and service.
She was born on October 18, 1938 in Lehi, Utah to James William Price and Audrey Lorraine Johnson.
Jaylene attended Lehi High School where she played basketball, was first chair Violin, and sang with the “Gayettes.” She continued singing with the “Sweet Adelines” for several years. She graduated from Mary Kawakami College of Beauty and was a practicing beautician. Later she continued the family tradition by dedicating her life to nursing others back to health. She retired from the Utah State Developmental Center after 30 years of service.
Jaylene focused all of her time and attention on family: Gary, son of George Wesley Sykes (married 1958), Marie and Bill, children of Lyle LeGrand Wood (married 1967), and step-mother to Cory Wood and Julie Hill.
Jaylene was an inspiration. She was a strong, independent woman who taught her children the meaning of family, dedication, and hard work. She welcomed all into her home and became “mom” or “grandma” to many throughout her life. Her testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was solid and unwavering. She had a love of singing and spent all of her time involved in her children’s, grandchildren’s, and great-grandchildren’s lives.
The life of the party, Jaylene could be found at every game, performance, event, party, or activity, where she would entertain with her contagious sense of humor. She was always present and impactful on the lives of her family.
She is survived by many family and friends who will cherish her memory, including her sons Gary (Robyn) Wood, William “Bill” Wood, and daughter Marie (Stephen) Jeffery Bright, as well as six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her brother James William Price, who welcomed her home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 7th at 11:00 a.m at Wing Mortuary 118 East Main Lehi, Utah 84043. Friends may call Saturday from 9:30 a.m. before the services. Burial in the Lehi Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.WingMortuary.com.