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Eleanor Joann Moore

04/14/1936 - 04/07/2020

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.

Condolences

  • Deirdra Johnson

    What a wonderful person. I am sure you will miss her. May the Lord be with you as you remember your wonderful mother.

  • Sorry for your loss. Happy for her

  • She was like a mom to me for a long time and welcomed me in anytime I went to visit… Thanks Joann! See you on the other side!

  • She was like a mom to me for a long time and welcomed me in anytime I went to visit… Thanks Joann! See you on the other side!
    Ray

  • Joanne Moore was always one of my favorite people. Such a wonderful and happy person. She was also a great teacher! I’m so sorry for your loss. I wish we could be there for her service.

  • How I loved your Mom and Dad! They were just wonderful people – hard-working, fun, disciplined, wonderful people. They loved their children and were proud of each of you. We are left with deep and abiding memories of the Moore’s and old 10th ward. Our love to you all.

  • Cindy & Jeff Williams

    So sorry for your loss. Hoping sweet memories will ease some of the sorrow.

  • God Bless Sister Moore,
    JoAnn was among the very first to welcome our family to the Centennial Ward and she made it her special mission to let us know, especially Cindy, that we were loved and welcomed into our new home and ward family. We were just one of the families that knew Sister Moore and her warmth and love. Dave mentioned many times to Bishop Chucci and I when we were talking after Church how much he loved his JoAnne and how she blessed his life – now they are together again. True love.

  • Victor & Beverlee Nielsen

    We will miss this most lovely lady!

  • Alissa Zickella (Fish)

    I’m so sorry for your loss. May you family be blessed with love and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Sondra and Jim Lane

    Thinking of you all and sending hugs! I will always remember Aunt JoAnn as the gentle, soft spoken soul she was! She is with her husband and son now and they are in the loving arms of Jesus! I feel so blessed that we were able to visit and spend time with Uncle David and Aunt JoAnn in 2018! My heart aches for you and know that we are thinking of you! Love you all! Sondra and Jim

  • Doug and Heather Howard and family

    So sorry to hear of Aunt JoAnn’s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rest in peace Aunt JoAnn..

  • What a happy reunion awaited Joann when she was reunited with her David. She kept saying she wanted to go home and be with David and now she has. I loved this lady dearly and will always remember her kindness and love she showed to everyone. My oldest daughter and Joann and David’s youngest son Tracy were in the same class together and went thru school together. Joann and I talked about what fun it would be if they got married, but of course they didn’t and life went on. She also taught my oldest grandchild in her Kindergarten class and he always loved Miss Moore. When I called to tell him of her passing, he said oh she was always my favorite teacher, she really loved me. That is such a tribute to her. Thank you to all her children for letting us be a part of her life. Miss her and her sweet little laugh.

  • Kimberly Brock (Hancock)

    JoAnn was a wonderful neighbor and friend. I have wonderful memories of my little boys climbing the wooden fence that separated JoAnn’s side patio and our driveway to say hi to Sister Moore. She always treated them with kindness and love. We stayed in touch long after we moved away from 2nd Street, so even my younger kids got to know the Moore’s. Your mom and dad hold a dear place in my heart, and I’m so glad they are now reunited. My love to your family, I know you will miss her.

  • Thank you everyone so much for your condolences. Our family appreciates the loving and kind words about my mom!

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