Our beloved mother and friend, JoAne passed away December 5, 2018 in South Jordan, Utah following a difficult battle with Alzheimer’s disease. JoAne was born April 29, 1939 in Salt Lake City, Utah to loving parents David Albert and Edith Bullough James. She was the youngest of their six daughters. She graduated from South High School and soon there after met the love of her life Jim while attending an LDS youth dance at the Liberty Wells Center, they were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple in 1958. Together they raised three children Russell (Charlotte) Donaldson, Michelle (Stan) Strickland, and Bryan (Bonnie) Donaldson, 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren whom she adored dearly.
JoAne enjoyed working and interacting with people, spending her early years at the Federal Reserve Bank, and 35 years at Granite School District in the school lunch program developing life-long friendships. She had a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and faithfully served in many callings including Young Women’s, Relief Society and her favorite being with the kids in Primary. She also served a Humanitarian Mission with her husband in Salt Lake City.
She was a wonderful mother who supported her children always attending their sports, dance, and school activities. She loved spending time skiing with the family and trips each summer to California to visit her sisters, the beach, and amusement parks.
JoAne is survived by all her children, their spouses, and one sister Connie Hiwiller. She was a great mother, grandmother, and friend to many, although small in stature she was big in heart and will be missed.
We would like to thank the many care givers at Legacy House South Jordan and Aspire Health & Hospice for the care, and kindness she received.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, December 11th, 10:30 a.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, located at 4330 S. Redwood Rd., Taylorsville, Utah, where friends and family may visit prior to the services from 9:00-10:15 a.m. Interment, Valley View Memorial Park.