Our beautiful angel has gone home to walk and laugh again with her dad. JoAnn Walkingshaw DeMie, 39, passed on to a better place Sunday, May 3, 1998 after a long exhausting struggle with breast cancer.
JoAnn was born October 20, 1958 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Clarence and Helen Wilson Walkingshaw. She married July 31, 1977 to Ray DeMie. JoAnn was a high spirited woman who would do anything for anyone. She was an instant friend to whomever she met. She touched so many lives with her endless smile and persistent ways. She was a wonderful mother, a devoted wife, and the best friend anyone could ever ask for. She spent 10 years with R.C. Willey's and touched many hearts.She is preceded in death by her father. She leaves behind her beloved husband Ray; three adoring daughters, Amy, Stefanie, and Stacie; her mother Helen Walkingshaw, four sisters Peggy (Dennis) Long, Patti (Steven) Tanner, Janet Hansley, Linda (Mike) Sorenson; brother, Richard (Charlene) Despain; and many nieces, and nephews. She also leaves behind a terrific friend Debra Aldridge who brought so much fun into her life. She will be missed by all the friends that she has made during her short stay with us.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 6, 1998 at 12 noon at the Riverside 3rd Ward 5425 S. 600 W. in Murray. Friends may call Tuesday, May 5, 1998 from 6-8 p.m. at the Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary 4760 S. State St. and Wednesday 11-11:45 a.m. at the Church. Interment Redwood Memorial Estates.
Family suggests donations be made in the name of the DeMie Children Trust Fund at Brighton Bank 93 W. 3300 S., SLC, Utah 84115.
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