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JoAnne Grace

January 19, 1931 — February 18, 2022

JoAnne Smith Grace

January 19, 1931 – February 18, 2022

JoAnne Smith Grace, 91, of Mount Pleasant returned to her Heavenly Father on February 18, 2022. Also, anxiously awaiting her return was her husband Leland and her baby daughter Jilene. She was the second of six children born on January 19, 1931 in American Fork to Elliott Edward and Mary Snyder Smith. She married her sweetheart, Leland Eugene Grace on December 20, 1947 in Salt Lake City and they were later sealed for time and all eternity in the Manti Temple on October 7, 1961. They were inseparable and enjoyed 73 years of marriage together. Joanne was a very faithful and devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in numerous callings, most treasured being a temple patron. She made hundreds if not thousands of trips to do what she enjoyed most, temple work.

JoAnne worked much of her early married life helping to support her family. After working 31 years, she retired from Albertsons bakery where she made many long-lasting friendships. She was the instigator of a family business producing custom picture frames. Always the ramrod and cheerleader making sure jobs were completed. On more than one occasion closing the business was discussed, but she would not allow it.

JoAnne loved the outdoors and camping in a camp trailer, with Fish Lake being her most favorite destination. She enjoyed long nature walks and hiked to the peak of Mt. Timpanogos on several occasions. In 1982, the couple built a cabin in Whispering Pines above Spring City and they spent a great deal of their time there. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and finding things to keep Leland busy. JoAnne was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother and friend to so very many and will be greatly missed.

Joanne is survived by her children; Paul (Theresa), Alan (Cathy) and Jeff, as well as her 8 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She will also be missed by her siblings; Leland, Raymond and Kay. She is preceded in death by her husband, Leland; daughter, Jilene; great-grandson, Hayden; sister, Mary Lou; brother, Richard; and her parents Elliott and Mary.

Funeral services will be held Saturday February 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Chapel at 721 West 2100 North, Lehi. Due to the ongoing pandemic there will be no public viewing. The interment will be held at the Lehi Cemetery 1100 North 400 East, Lehi. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andersonmortuary.com.

Her family would like to extend a special thank you to the wonderful caregivers and staff of the Gunnison Valley Hospital Home Health and Hospice for their loving care and services.

To watch JoAnne’s services via live stream please click on the link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88677294738?pwd=d3dxd3pQMnJ5bWlnSjNqRFBNQmJsUT09

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