Jo-an Dearing Eames, age 80, passed away on October 14, 2020 in South Jordan, Utah. She was born on September 11, 1940 in Provo, Utah to Viola Helen Harris and Roy Dearing. She married Jack Richard Eames on September 29, 1962.
Her hobbies included traveling, quilting, sewing, genealogy, Temple work, scouts, golf, swimming, hiking skiing, camping, service to others and volunteering at the schools.
Jo-an was a sky diver and extensive world traveler. She also helped over 20 youth gain their Eagle Scout merit badges. She studied at BYU, raised 3 children, cared for 5 grandchildren, including a special needs granddaughter, and always had enough money saved to help others.
She is survived by her sister, Joyce Hicks, her children; Jacquelyn Kunz, Jennifer Mapa and Joseph Eames, and her 5 grandchildren.
Jo-an is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Eames, and her second husband, Keith Pace, her sisters; Jean Bird, Denise Yazzie, her brother, Roy Buddy Dearing, son, Roy Edwin Eames, and her dog, Poopsie.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020, at 11:00 AM at Memorial Redwood Mortuary located at 6500 South Redwood Road in West Jordan, Utah.
Memorial service will be at 11:00 AM on November 7, 2020 at 11:00 AM but is limited in seating due to the Corona virus. However, it will be streamed live at 11:00 AM.
Graveside service open to everyone at 3:00 PM at the Redwood memorial cemetery on November 7, 2020 at 3:00 PM.
I was a friend of Jo-an's here at Sagewood Senior Living. Jo-an was sweet, friendly, kind and fun, and loved to dance! And she was good at it, still dancing in the hall when we greeted each other just a few weeks ago! It was so amazing when I found out that she was Racquel's aunt, (Racquel being one of my best friends in my former neighborhood!) What a small world! It was my pleasure to be acquainted with such a special spirit as Jo-an! Till we meet again!
Sweet, Aunt Jo-An! You were larger than life and loved to laugh, a very hard worker and the kindest of souls. I'm grateful you were part of my life. See you when I cross that beautiful river. Love you!
It was my pleasure to become Jo-an’s friend and confident these past few years. Thanks Jo-an for being my big sister who taught me to love life and be kind to others and for being a thoughtful auntie to my kids. It’s good to know you are where you want to be now and with those you love and who love you.