11/24/1949 ~ 9/29/2021
Janine Adele Miles Cone, age 71, was surrounded by family as she returned to her Heavenly home on September 29, 2021. She was a beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Janine was born in Pomona, California on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 1949 to John Cullen Miles and Margaret Lillie Mehner Miles. She was sealed to her parents in the Salt Lake City Temple on June 27, 1950.
Janine lived in Anchorage, Alaska during her elementary school years and loved to reminisce about walking to school in the dark and walking home in the dark! Living in Alaska created a love of the Iditarod which she enjoyed following every year. She also loved watching horse racing and always cheered for another Triple Crown as there were only five in her lifetime.
She graduated from Pacific High in San Bernardino, California. While she was in her senior year of high school, she met her husband, John Wesley Cone. They were married in the little white church at Knott’s Berry Farm on January 26, 1968. They were married for 53 years.
Janine and John raised their family in Willow Lake, South Dakota on the family land that was homesteaded by Janine’s paternal grandparents. After Janine had a stroke in 2012, they moved to Fountain Green, Utah to be closer to family. John was her caregiver for nine and a half years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her half-brother and a grandson.
She is survived by her husband John Wesley Cone, her children Jani (Jonathan) Driggs, Nanci (Michael) Andersen, Jay (Cynthia) Cone, Cheri Best, James (Marianne) Cone, Marianne (Bryan) Wilson, 19 grandchildren, 1 great grandson and lots of grand puppies. She is also survived by two half-brothers.
Janine’s greatest joy and accomplishment was her family. She delighted in motherhood and in being “Nana” to her grandchildren. She truly was a joy to everyone who knew her.
She was a CNA at the Bryant, South Dakota Nursing Home and loved caring for the elderly. She was also a school bus driver for twenty one years and knew the names and birthdays of each child on her bus route.
She was a lifetime faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she served in many callings. Her favorite assignment was being a Visiting Teacher. She also had a great love of family history.
The family wishes to thank Jessica for her dedicated care and service for the last five years. We also want to thank our hospice nurse, Angie, for her tender care during her final days.
A viewing will be held on October 1, 2021, from 11am to 12:30 pm at the Rasmussen Mortuary (96 N 100 W) in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. Following the viewing there will be a family graveside service in Fountain Green City Cemetery.