CASTLE DALE - JoAnn Peay Jensen, age 51, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, in Provo.
JoAnn was born Nov. 23, 1956 in Price, the oldest child of nine children born to Jerry D. and N. Margaret Sorensen Mangum. She married Frank Dee Peay Aug. 22, 1975 in Orem. Together, they were blessed with four children. Dee passed away Sept. 30, 1989. JoAnn married Sidney J. Jensen on July 6, 1990 in Las Vegas, Nev.
JoAnn spent most of her childhood years in Orem, where she attended school and graduated from Orem High in 1974. She excelled in all sports growing up, especially swimming and snow skiing. She also enjoyed barrel racing and working with her father on the family ranch in Indianola. She attended College of Eastern Utah in Price and graduated with her RN nursing degree.
JoAnn was an EMT for several years prior to becoming a nurse. Working as a nurse became her calling in life, which provided a way for her to serve others. She worked for Castleview Hospital, Emery County Nursing and Rehab and, most recently, as a hospice nurse for CNS.
Some of JoAnn's hobbies were crocheting, sewing, gardening, flowers and listening to books on tapes. She was always trying to improve herself through education.
JoAnn loved serving others and was loved by the families that she served.
She will be remembered as a compassionate, caring, loving person who always thought of others before herself.
She is survived by her husband, Sid of Castle Dale; children, Marc (Misty) Peay of Price, JoDee Peay of Castle Dale, Kevin (Jerrilyn) Peay of Clawson and Jason Peay of Price; 12 grandchildren, Jordan, Courtney, Brooklyn, Hayden, J.D. Travis, Aspen, Madison, Shaydence, Tylee, Anthony, Jasmine and Destiny. She was preceded in death by her father, Jerry; husband, Dee; brother; Rodney Mangum; and nephew; Steven Swasey.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Castle Dale LDS Stake Center, 35 East Main Street. A viewing will be Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale, 720 North Center Street, and on Thursday at the stake center one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in the Ferron City Cemetery.