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Joie Belle (Johns) Sanders
August 6, 1932 ~ December 21, 2022 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Joie Belle Johns Sanders, 90, of Springville Utah, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2022. She was born on August 6, 1932, in Mesa Arizona, to David Landon John and Nancy Allen John. She married James Parvin Sanders on June 29, 1950, in Stockton California. After James joined the LDS Church, they were sealed in the Salt Lake City, UT Temple in 1960. James preceded Joie in death on September 21, 2013, in Mapleton UT.
Joie graduated from High School in Tracy California. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting and crafts. She sewed her daughter’s dresses and clothes; she was a very good seamstress. She was a very caring wife and mother to her three daughters. She was a member of the LDS church. She taught in Primary and in Relief Society. Her husband James was in the Air Force from 1948 to 1968. They moved to many different places. England where their first daughter Connie was born, Sacramento California where their other two daughters Jackie and Susan were born. They also lived in Shreveport Louisiana, Hampton and Norfolk Virginia. And many other cities. James and Joie loved living in Trinidad California on the coast where they would fish for Salmon and Tuna. They enjoyed every place they lived.
Joie is survived by her three daughters: Connie Becker of Sandy Oregon, Jackie (Ted) Zylstra of Silver Springs Nevada, Susan (Kim) Skinner of Parowan Utah. Her sister Ruby Simpson age 98 of Tavares Florida. Joie has 16 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, and her brothers Clyde A. and David Ferrel.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, January 12, 2023, at 11:00 am at Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park, 17111 South Camp Williams Road, Bluffdale, Utah 84065. A viewing for family and friends will be held the day before on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm at Wheeler Mortuary located at 211 East 200 South in Springville Utah. Please join us in the celebration of Joie Sanders life.
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