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Joann G. Jackson

December 29, 1931 — November 6, 2022

Syracuse

Joann G. Jackson was born December 29, 1931, in Logan, Utah, the third child of seven (plus two cousins raised in their home) born to H. Elbert and Abbie Scholes Godfrey. Joann passed away peacefully on November 6, 2022, at the Raintree Assisted Living in Syracuse, Utah.

 

In January 1940, when she was 8 years old her family moved to Riverside, Idaho, which is close to Blackfoot. She graduated from Snake River High School in 1950, and earned a scholarship to Brigham Young University, which she attended for one year. Joann met Calvin E. Wheeler in Moreland, Idaho, the son of Austin and Lurlean England Wheeler, and were married in the Idaho Falls Temple in January 1952. Together, they had three children, Lynn, Ross and Garth. In August 1956, Calvin was killed in a farm-related accident while he was cutting timber in Gallatin, Montana.

 

A few years later, Joann met Averill M. Green and they were married in Logan, Utah, in September 1958. Averill brought four young children to the marriage, Terry, Laura, Kelley and Louise. They had four children together, Collette, a son who died at birth, Kevin and Brent. Averill moved the family to Utah when he joined Litton Industries in the early 60s. In 1965, Averill died in an automobile accident while delivering newspapers.

 

In August 1969, Joann married Rodney D. Jackson, of Thayne, Wyoming, who brought five sons to the marriage, R Dale, Burke, Kevin Ray, Gaylen, and Darren. The family resettled in Centerville, Utah, where the lively household had many people who were coming and going.

 

Service was a central element of Joann’s long life. She was a lifelong, faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). She accepted church callings throughout the years including that of Cub Scout Den leader, Ward Relief Society President, Primary teacher, and many other callings. In 1985, Joann and Rodney were called to serve on a church mission at the newly opened Chicago Temple. After their mission she and Rodney served in both the Salt Lake and Bountiful Utah Temples.  She served in these LDS temples for over 26 years.

 

The Church played an essential role in her life. She was an avid genealogist, extensively tracing the many branches of her broad family back for many generations. She was respected and loved for her devotion to the church. Her positivity radiates through the many children, adults, and elderly, to whom she devoted her life.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, H. Elbert and Abbie Godfrey; sisters, Alice Godfrey and Elinor Godfrey Hyde; brothers, Frederick Gover Godfrey, Richard Godfrey, and David Loughney; two children, R. Dale Jackson and Lynn Wheeler. She is survived by siblings, Margaret Loughney Bowman, Paul Godfrey, and Dennis Godfrey. She is also survived by children from her three marriages, Ross and Garth from her first marriage (Calvin Wheeler); Terry, Laura Frank, Kelley, Louise Bell, Collette Rinker, Kevin and Brent from her second marriage (Averill Green); Burke, Kevin Ray, Gaylen, and Darren from her third marriage (Rodney Jackson). She is also survived by scores of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

A viewing will be held at the Lindquist’s Syracuse Mortuary located at 869 South 2000 West, Syracuse, Utah from 6:00 to 8:00pm on Friday, November 18, 2022.  Funeral proceedings will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at the Syracuse LDS Ward located at 1285 South 2500 West, Syracuse, Utah. A viewing will be held from 9:00 to 10:00am, with the funeral service starting at 10:00am.

Interment, Moreland Cemetery, Moreland, Idaho.

 

Services will be live-streamed and available the day of the service by scrolling to the bottom of Joann’s obituary page at: www.lindquistmortuary.com.

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