RFarmington, NM- JoAnn Graham, 63, beloved mother, grandmother and friend, suddenly returned home to her Heavenly Father Sunday, March 8, 2020.
JoAnn was born February 10, 1957, to Robert Melroy and Ruth Rene Ellis Graham of Spring City, Utah. She spent most of her life in Spring City before moving to Farmington, New Mexico.
JoAnn was a graduate of North Sanpete High School and went on to study at Snow College where she graduated with two Associates Degrees.
She was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had a very strong testimony of the church that she would share often with her kids and grandkids. She was an accomplished pianist, organist, and loved playing the hymns. Her greatest calling was that of a grandmother. She loved her grandchildren dearly and supported them in all their activities and interests where she could. She warmed our homes with love and laughter.
She is survived by her five children: Steven (Abby) Christiansen, Spring City, UT; Tyler (Brittani) Christiansen, San Tan Valley, AZ; Joseph (Kyla) Christiansen, Kirtland, NM; Lisa (Alan) Black, Farmington, NM; Jason Christiansen, Midland, TX; and 16 very special grandchildren.
She is also survived by her former spouse Bruce Christiansen; siblings, Wendy (Larry) Keller; Carolyn (Lindsay) Campbell; and David (Nola) Graham.
She was preceded in death by her loving parents Robert Melroy and Ruth Rene Ellis Graham.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Spring City 1st Ward chapel (900 N State). Viewings will be held Friday March 13, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Rasmussen Mortuary and Saturday from 9:30 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment in the Spring City Cemetery. Online condolence at rasmussenmortuary.com
The family wishes to express heartfelt thanks and appreciation for close friends. We also extend a special thanks to the Farmington, New Mexico 5th ; and Spring City 1st Ward.