Joan Powelson Royle passed away June 26, 1998 of complications related to breast cancer.

Joan was born on October 5, 1937 in Salt Lake City to Donnel E. Powelson and Ida Mae Snow Powelson. Joan graduated from East High School in 1956 and completed her degree in Education at the University of Utah in 1960, where she was affiliated with Kappa Kappa Gamma.Joan felt it a privilege to be an educator in Granite School District for 30 years. Joan's commitment to caring for her students, parents of students, faculties and staffs was sincere, positive and productive.

Joan is survived by two daughters and one son, Kelly (Mark) Kline, Salt Lake City; Annette Royle, Park City; and Robert (Theresa) Royle, Salt Lake City; sister, Donna Popov, Minocqua, WI. She is also survived by three special grandchildren, Meagan Kline, Paul Kline and Cody Royle; new grandchild due in September; many extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved twin sister, Jean, on March 1, 1996, and her parents.

At Joan's request, there will be no viewing. However, there will be a graveside service held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 1998 at the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park (Gilcrest Section), 3401 South Highland Drive, under the direction of Wasatch Lawn Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, you may choose to make a contribution to any organization that benefits children or animals.

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