Our loving mother, grandmother and sister Velda Jane Jake, age 61, passed away on March 11, 2018 in Provo, UT. She was born on September 23, 1956 in Cedar City, UT to John Jake Sr. and Marilyn Virginia Rice. She graduated from High School in Kicking Horse, Montana and then went on to receive her associate degree. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Velda loved being with her grandchildren. She was always joking around and happy. She loved to cook, listen to music and watch movies. She was a loving caring lady who would always help someone who was in need.
Velda is survived by her children Geneva Arechiga and Johnie Jake both of Cedar City, UT. Her brother Mike (Grace) Jake of Cedar City, UT and 9 wonderful grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents John Jake Sr. and Marilyn Jake. Her grandparents Clifford & Yetta Jake. Her brother John Jake Jr and sister-in-law Ceciela Jake.
Funeral services were held on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Southern Utah Mortuary (190 North 300 West, Cedar City, UT). A viewing was held prior to the service on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Mortuary. Arrangements are being handled under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to www.sumortuary.com.