Obituary: WARR, JOANN BLAISDELL

Published: Friday, Aug. 22 2014 6:40 a.m. MDT

JoAnn Blaisdell Warr1946 ~ 2011"Jo JoBear Jo mombee"Jo would walk into a room and the sun would brighten, moods would improve, children were made happy. At home, Sunday the 25th, 2011, surrounded by many loved ones, we lost Jo to that brutal enemy cancer. That much used term "a courageous battle" certainly applied to her. We loved her dearly and will miss her so much. Teaching was her passion and it showed in the love and hugs from all of her many students. She loved them all in return. Her skill and effectiveness in teaching is shown in the future lives of close to the 1000 students that she taught over 35 years. After teaching she was happiest traveling. Roaming Europe with hubby or relaxing in Mexico with her brood. All 12 of us were in Mexico on a wonderful trip two months before the devastating news. She also thoroughly enjoyed the west desert, Moab, Zions, or whatever hot spring we could find, soaking with Dan and Birdeen until our toes got wrinkled. Music was another pleasure, whether being the most animated singer in a choir, rocking out at Red Butte, or listening to her I-pod. Jo is survived by her husband George; children Jamie Justet (Matt and Jersie), Jeff Larson (Annie and Grace, Lily, Ruby), Mike Larson (Monica); brothers Steven Blaisdell (Cindy), David Blaisdell (Ginger), Ron Blaisdell (Carla) and sister Barbara Christensen (Scott). Also, all of the much loved Warr clan, 1 ex and family, many cousins, nieces, and extended family. For all of the support of Steve, Marsha, Judy, and Charlotte, many thanks. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 12:00 noon at the Mountain Oaks Ward, 11570 So. Wasatch Blvd. Friends may visit Friday, September 30, 2011 from 6-8:00 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy and also at the church one hour prior to services. Interment to follow at Larkin Sunset Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a trust fund for the education of her four grandchildren. For information, please contact a family member. Online condolences: www.larkincares.com