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JoHannah Stolworthy Anderson

August 26, 1943 — March 23, 2024

Hooper

 JoHannah Stolworthy Anderson passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 23rd, 2024. 

 

JoHannah was born August 26, 1943 in Farmington, New Mexico. She was the ninth of ten children born to Carlos Joy Stolworthy and Viola Olson Stolworthy. Her father ran a trading post near Shiprock, NM on the Navajo Reservation for many years, but later purchased a motel in Spanish Fork and moved the family to Utah to be closer to more members of their faith. JoHannah always spoke of a wonderful childhood with parents who raised her in the gospel of Jesus Christ, never quarreled with one another, taught her to sew and clean the family motel, and to love and serve others.

 

JoHannah grew up doing cartwheels and was a cheerleader at Spanish Fork High School. She could often be heard still doing her “Skit-Skat-How-About-That” routine over the years. She and her sisters also shared a love of drama and enjoyed acting in several plays at Spanish Fork High. While going to school at BYU, she won a lead role in the production, “Worth Waiting For”, a film aimed at helping youth be more thoughtful about the decision to marry. JoHannah had a keen eye for fashion and could always be found sporting a smart look, whether it was hand sewn or purchased for her by her sweetheart. She was known to never have a hair out of place and was truly beautiful both inside and out.

 

JoHannah met the love of her life on February 2, 1961. She loved his James Dean look and silly antics. He could always make her laugh.  She married Sherman Lee Anderson October 12, 1963 in the Manti, Utah Temple. They settled in Roy, Utah where Sherm worked at Hill Air Force Base and JoHannah worked for St. Benedict’s Hospital. They enjoyed visiting family in Provo every other weekend and always made time for fun and adventures. Together they raised three boys - Jason Lee (Beth), Darin Sherm (Marie), and Dustin Carlos (Monika). 

 

She loved flowers and gardening and would often drag her boys (against their will) to floral shops and nurseries on spring weekends. She also loved supporting her boys in their hobbies and spent years driving them all over, taking them to skateboard competitions, snowboarding, to concerts, and anywhere else they wanted to go. She lovingly supported Sherm in his hobbies and they became hers too. In later years she enjoyed accompanying Sherm to his many car shows with their PT cruiser (which won many awards). She looked forward to her weekly Thursday outings with her sister ViAnn filled with lunch, shopping, movies and giggling.

 

JoHannah was full of love and welcoming to all. Her home became the neighborhood hangout to all the boys’ friends. Many claimed her as their “second Mom” because she treated them all like her own. She carried that love into her relationships with her daughters-in-law, and later eight grandchildren, in whom she delighted! Gavin (21), Nadia (21), Jack (18), Halle (16), Logan (13), Mila (11), Alyvia (10) and Nick (5). She had a special relationship with each one and made them all feel as though they were her favorite. If there was a birthday to be celebrated or spoiling to be done, she showed her love through the perfect gift. 

 

JoHannah spent 40 years working for St. Benedict’s Hospital and later Ogden Regional Medical Center as both a transcriptionist and transcription department manager. She helped build the department and loved mentoring the many transcriptionists she worked with over the years. She also served in many auxiliaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints throughout her life. Her most memorable position was in the Stake Relief Society Presidency where her ministering reflected Christ’s love to all she came in contact with. This time in her life brought an incredible amount of enjoyment and friendship that she continued to treasure during her final years.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and five of her siblings: Sherl Stolworthy, Colleen (Neeley) Swenk, Willard (Venita) Stolworthy, Donna (Kay) Lechtenberg and Ramona (Walt) Gills. She is survived by her siblings Reed Stolworthy, Tom (Kay) Stolworthy, Clara Sorenson and ViAnn Noker as well as her children and grandchildren. Her husband Sherm passed away in 2013, months shy of their 50th wedding anniversary. She loved him so much and spoke daily of him. Looking forward to one day being together again. 

 

Funeral services will be held on Good Friday, March 29, 2024 at 10 a.m. at Lindquist’s Roy Mortuary, 3333 West 5600 South. The family will meet with friends Thursday from 6 - 8 p.m. and also Friday, prior to the services, from 9-9:45 a.m. at the mortuary.

 

A light brunch will be held following the service from 11:15-12:30 at the LDS Church Building, 4979 South 5100 West Hooper, Utah 84315.

 

JoHannah will then be laid to rest at the Orem City Cemetery, Utah at approximately 2:00 pm on March 29, 2024.

 

 

 

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Visitation

Thursday, March 28, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Lindquist's Roy Mortuary

3333 W 5600 S, Roy, UT 84067

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Visitation

Friday, March 29, 2024

9:00 - 9:45 am (Mountain time)

Lindquist's Roy Mortuary

3333 W 5600 S, Roy, UT 84067

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Funeral Service

Friday, March 29, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Lindquist's Roy Mortuary

3333 W 5600 S, Roy, UT 84067

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