Hooper, Utah, farrier Michael Cook Jones passed away peacefully Monday, June 29, 2020, at his home of 50 years. He was 76.

Jones married his bride, Gloria June McKenzie, on April 23, 1965. The couple recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.

Jones retired from Hill Air Force Base as a sheet metal worker.

He loved to spend his time in the barn with his horses and always with at least one dog by his side. Jones was a man with many talents. He was an exceptional welder, a talented farrier, a knowledgeable horseman and a cowboy born in the wrong era.

Family graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 7 at the Avon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to your favorite charity.