JoAnn Colledge Bailey
July 13, 1934 ~ March 13, 2022
Born July 13, 1934 to Waldemar Jensen and Florence Holdaway, JoAnn was the youngest of 14 children. Born and raised in Lehi, Utah, JoAnn grew up on a farm, working hard to care for animals, garden, and take care of the yard - skills she continued to develop and perfect throughout her life.
Jo always had a great imagination and loved to play pretend. She’s been creating costumes and dressing up ever since. She appreciated plays, theatrical performances, and especially loved humorous vaudeville shows. She was wonderful at storytelling and pantomime. She loved to entertain whether by singing, dancing or cheerleading; something she never outgrew. As a young girl, she loved school, and loved to socialize. She loved it so much, she returned later to teach.
JoAnn was a fantastic friend. She was thoughtful and kind and worked hard to maintain her many friendships; some she had since she was four years old.
In 1950, she married her high school sweetheart, Keith Colledge. Together they welcomed sons, Craig and Kim. She was tragically widowed in August 1953.
She met her new love, Phil Bailey, on a blind date Labor Day 1954. They were married 60 days later. They welcomed three new children, Kirt, Vint, and Nannette. They raised their family in Roy where she resided for 60 years.
Phil and Jo were hard workers. They helped each other to change and improve their home inside and out. JoAnn also held jobs at Baker’s Shoes, Wolfe’s Sporting Goods and Kanesville Elementary where she excelled and was loved.
She also loved to relax and have fun. Family time was spent at sporting events, camping, hunting, skiing, and boating. Always up for an adventure, together Phil and Jo traveled the world. They saw great sites, made wonderful memories, and made many friends along the way.
Forever focused on family, JoAnn was an amazing mom and grandma. She always had a fun activity, a song to sing, a dance to learn, or a flower to water. She was the best host to our annual Christmas party. She remembered every birthday with a handwritten card in the mail.
She had the most kind, vibrant, and generous soul. She never had a bad thing to say about anyone.
Having lived a life full of goodness and ready to return home, JoAnn passed March 13, 2022.
JoAnn leaves behind a strong legacy of those who will miss her deeply. Children, Craig (Debbie), Kim (Janet), Kirt (Tracie), Vint, and Nannette (Curtis); 20 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.
JoAnn lived her life in color! Please honor her by living your life the same way.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Lindquist’s Roy Mortuary, 3333 West 5600 South. The family will meet with friends Friday, March 18th from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary.
Funeral services will be live streamed at the bottom of the obituary page for JoAnn at lindquistmortuary.com
Interment, Roy City Cemetery.