|Birth: ||Dec. 6, 1946|
|Death: ||Jan. 18, 1997|
The Deseret News
January 20, 1997
JoAnne Richards Bown passed away on January 18, 1997, of ovarian cancer.
She was born December 6, 1946, to Joseph W. and Virginia Evans Richards. She attended East High where her father was principal and the University of Utah where she graduated with a BS degree in Food Science. She married Gregory L. Bown on December 17, 1968. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple.
She was active in the LDS faith, fulfilling her patriarchal blessing that she would teach and serve the youth by serving in the Relief Society and Sunday School as an inspired teacher, in the Primary, as Stake Primary President, in the Young Women's organization, and even though she was not a camper, organized the best Young Women's Camp ever.
She was active all her life participating in dance, swimming, tennis, and her children's sports and activities. She took her calling as a mother seriously and devoted much time and sacrificed much so that her children knew of her unconditional love and support. She is the mother of three wonderful children who are now competent, loving adults.
She is survived by her husband, Gregory L. Bown; children, Christopher, Michael and Marni; a sister, Penny Richards; and many cousins with whom she met at family reunions each year.
She was a noble lady whose faith and strength touched and strengthened many others. She was grateful to be able to greet many of her friends and relations at an open house on her 50th birthday.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 1997, at 12 noon in the Alta View Stake Center, 1850 East 8600 South, Sandy, Utah. A viewing will be held Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State, Midvale, and Wednesday, 10:45-11:45 a.m. at the stake center. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens.
Joseph William Richards (1916 - 1986)
Virginia West Evans Richards (1916 - 1979)
Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery
Salt Lake County
Created by: Burt
Record added: Dec 22, 2006
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