JoAnn Laird, age 80, passed away on April 13, 2016, at her home in Cedar City, Utah. JoAnn was born on June 27, 1935, in Cedar City, Utah, to Ervin and LaVon Wilson Brunson. She married Raymond Lee Laird on June 28, 1952, in the St. George Temple.
JoAnn had a love for sewing and did this not only at work at Coleman’s making sleeping bags, she made everything from Levis to quilts. Her talent for gardening showed in her yard as well in growing flowers, especially the African violets. She loved to go up the canyon, picking elderberries, seeing the fall leaves and enjoyed fishing and hunting with her family. JoAnn’s favorite food was shrimp – shrimp of any kind.
JoAnn’s love of life showed in all she did from sewing, cooking (sugar cookies), gardening and the beauty all around her. She especially loved her family and it showed in everything she did.
JoAnn is survived by her husband, Raymond Lee Laird of Cedar City, Utah. Her children; Robert Wilson (Lorrie) Laird of Overton, Nevada, Kary Ervin (Karen) Laird of Ogden, Utah and Roland Lee (Bertha) Laird of Enoch, Utah. Her brother Frank Brunson and sister Bonnie Crawford. Along with 11 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ervin and LaVon Brunson.
- Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Southern Utah Mortuary, 190 N. 300 West, Cedar City, Utah.
- A viewing will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Mortuary.
- Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.
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