JoAnn Martin Carpenter passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 23. She was born to Thomas E. and Erma Field Martin on Sept. 29, 1934, in Evanston, and was the second of four daughters.
She married Donald Joseph Carpenter on May 8, 1958, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ Salt Lake Temple. Together they had five children and celebrated 59 years together before his passing in 2017.
In high school, JoAnn was a member of the Bi-Phy-Chem Club, FHA Club, the yearbook staff, and the school newspaper staff. JoAnn studied nursing at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Her hobbies included sewing, fine needlepoint, cross-stitch, camping, traveling, playing the piano and most importantly, spending time with her family.
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, JoAnn served eight senior couple missions with her husband, Don, including Nashville, Tennessee; Jackson, Mississippi; Martin’s Cove, Wyoming; and the Ogden Temple in Utah. She served for many years in Relief Society and Primary.
JoAnn is survived by her children: Jeff (Lori) Carpenter of Eagle Mountain, Utah; Tammy Carpenter of Nampa, Idaho; Mark (Pauline) Carpenter of Rock Springs; Brenda (Kalvin) Pike of El Paso, Texas; James (Jenny) Carpenter of Flower Mound, Texas; her sister, Sherry Callaham of Saratoga; 31 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.
JoAnn was preceded in death by her husband, Don; her parents, Tom and Erma Martin; and her sisters, Kay Ellsworth and Jacqueline Barker.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, at the Mountain View Ward chapel in Mountain View, with a viewing that same morning from 9-10:30 a.m. Graveside services followed directly after the funeral, at the Fort Bridger Cemetery.
Online condolences may be given at crandallfhevanston.com.