Eleanor JoAnn Moore passed away on April 7, 2020. She was 83 years old and has lived a full and happy life. She passed quietly away to be with her husband and son who went before her. She loved her family, playing the piano, teaching kindergarten and serving others. As a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints she served in many positions, including a service mission at the Bishop’s Storehouse in Tempe, Arizona.
JoAnn was born to Frank Wilson Agutter and Sophronia Stephenson, on April 14, 1936 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the oldest of 5. Her sisters are Sharon, Sylvia, Susan and Colleen, Sharon and Susan preceded her in death. She was raised in Salt Lake City and graduated from East High School. She went on to get her teaching degree from Brigham Young University. After getting her degree she moved to Mesa, Arizona to start her teaching career at the old Lehi Elementary School. After raising her children she went back to teaching kindergarten at Edison Elementary School in Mesa, Arizona. Her former students may remember Zero Hero days and getting treats. (Zero Hero was our dad).
She met David Moore in Arizona and married him on August 11, 1960 in Salt Lake City, Utah. JoAnn and David had been married 59 years when David died in August of 2019. They have 5 children: Kelly, Mathew (Lori Bigler), Nancy Palmer (Darrel), Erin, Tracy (Jennifer Downey). David and Erin preceded her in death.
JoAnn and David have been blessed with 15 grandchildren: Malcolm, Garrett, Angela, Nicholas, Emily, Kyle, Kelcee, Skyler, Jay Michael, Bryce, Miranda, Bonnie Jo, Samantha, Taylor, and Zarren and 9 great grandchildren: Waylon, Wesley, Wade, Lily Marie, Ella Rose, Zeppline, Halen, Charlotte, and Isaac.
JoAnn has always told her children she did not want to have a funeral. We have always told her that we would hold one anyway. So she took it one step further and passed during COVID 19 restrictions so we are forced to let her have her way. There will be a private viewing for immediate family only due to COVID 19 restrictions. It will be held in Mesa, Arizona April 2020. A graveside service will follow at the Mesa Cemetery.
Bunker Family Funeral Home at 33 N Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona 85201 is handling the arrangements.