Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Joan Ruth Stout 1931 - 2007

1931 ~ 2007 Joan Ruth Smith Stout peacefully and suddenly returned home on the evening of September 5, 2007 surrounded by her family, both in body and spirit at Jordan Valley Hospital. 

Born March 16, 1931 in Brigham City, Utah to Heber Parley Smith and Verna Louisa Wood Smith. Joan married her eternal companion, Harold Hansen Stout on June 20, 1952 in the Salt Lake Temple. They were blessed with four wonderful children: Kathryn Lee, Gary Harold, Michael David and Todd Lewis.
Most of Mom's married life was spent in Glendale, California, proving to be an unforgettable moment in time while in the Glendale West Ward. They later moved to Everett, Washington for about five years and eventually settled down in the Bountiful and Salt Lake area. Harold and Joan were called to serve a mission in the Spokane, Washington Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They fell in love with people they served in Spokane. During her life, Joan served as Relief Society president, Young Women's president and many years of teaching Primary.
She worked as a legal secretary for a number of years and never let go of her typewriter.
Joan loved horses, crossword puzzles, getting her hair done, reading good books, doing genealogy work, and visiting with old friends. Most of all she loved her parents, husband and children. She rejoiced for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren's happiness and ached for their sorrows. A birthday or anniversary never went by without a card from Grandma Joan.
Joan is survived, loved and truly missed by her husband, Harold Stout; her daughter and son-in-law, Dennis and Kathryn Peters; her son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Lena Stout; her son, Michael Stout, her son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Sheryl Stout; her brother Heber Parley Smith Jr. and sister-in-law, Charlene Smith; her 15 grandchildren; Travis Aaron married to Kimberlee, Tiffany Anne married to Chad, Tara Janae married to Stephen, Tristen Marie married to Adam, Treavor Howard married to Sara, Telisa Joan married to Clay, Stephanie Danielle married to Jason, Christopher Thomas, Christopher Todd married to Chelane, Justin Adams, Andrew Nicholas, Jennifer Nicole, Ashling Wu, Mikel Helen married to David and Gregory David; and 22 great-grandchildren: Gunnar, Jessica, Kourtney, Zachary, Rylee, Sabrina, Whitley, Bailey, Morgan, Mylee, Trinity, Grace, Jovie, Cade, Luke, Pyper, Jack, Michael, Jace, Luke and baby Van Leeuwen due in March 2008.
Joan's viewing will be held the evening of Sunday, September 9, 2007 from 6:30-8:30, at the Goff Mortuary, located at 8090 S. State St., Midvale, Utah. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, Sept. 10, 2007 at 12 Noon at the Welby 4th Ward Building, located at 9376 S. 4000 W., West Jordan, Utah, with a viewing from 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Mom would greatly appreciate, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to your favorite charity in her name. We will miss and forever cherish our always loving Mother, Sister, Grandma, Great-Grandma, Aunt and friend.
We will save all the crossword puzzles for you Grandma!


Here is our best guess as to who these people are: front row, far left: Joan Stout with Kathy on her lap. Second row one from left Joyce Cannon, Third row, left Marvel Hershey, middle in white:  Lottie Jonkey, far right La Priel Wilson, Fourth row, far left: Gloria Fretz, Fourth row, far right:  Mildred Johnson, Fifth row, far right: Kathryn Ragsdale, left of her is Zina Dastrup,  Sixth row, far right: Dorthea Beers, Sixth row, far left:  Zelda Webber, then Alice Reeder, Last row, left:  Sister Peters.  Thanks BF and AF