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Fox Funeral Home & Crematory
Sunday February 14th, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center
Monday February 15th, 2021
11:00am

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Joan James Dewey

JOAN JAMES DEWEY On February 8, 2021 our beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother and friend, Joan James Dewey was called back home to that God who gave her life. Her final few years included a journey through Alzheimer’s disease lovingly cared for by her eternal companion, Charles Daron Dewey, and by many angels including neighbors, her children and their spouses with the grateful assistance of Young At Heart and Hospice of Sweetwater County. Joan came to this earth as the firstborn daughter of Edwin E. and Margaret Lange James on December 17, 1931 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She enjoyed 6 years as an only child then was joined by 3 sisters: Carol Lindsey, Elaine Homer and Marilee Vlam. The four came to be the epitome of sisterhood, known by some as the “James girls”. While attending Brigham Young University Joan met Daron on a blind date and they became the eternal love of each other’s lives. They married in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They brought four wonderful children into their family residing in Bountiful, Utah. They later returned to Rock Springs with all four children and joined what would become the third and fourth generation of The Superior Lumber Company. Joan’s deepest love and joy was always found in her children: Steven James Dewey (Penney), Scott Daron Dewey (Susan), Diane Horn (Kevin) and Bruce David Dewey (Denice) and her posterity comprising 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Each knew she loved them individually because that is how she made everyone feel. Their lives were recorded through photographs too numerous to count, lovingly placed into voluminous albums, each an expression of “Grandma Kodak’s” love. Because of her love for her Savior, Jesus Christ, Joan lived her life in service to others. As a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served in varied callings, all the while leading congregational hymns in Sacrament meeting and children’s songs in the Primary. Joan and Daron shared a love of travel and walked many corners of the earth together. She now leads the way in their walk back to life eternal with their Father in Heaven. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, February 15 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 2055 Edgar Street, Rock Springs, Wyoming. A viewing will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 Sunday evening, February 14 at Fox Funeral Home, 2800 Commercial Way, Rock Springs, Wyoming and 1 hour prior to the funeral Monday at the church. Interment will be at the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery. The funeral service may be viewed via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86730673277?pwd=bGdHNkVaYU55ek9zQTBqd2EzSVloZz09 The chapel will be set up with social distancing in mind and attendees are courteously asked to wear masks. Oh how we will miss your hugs! Condolences for family can be left at www.foxfh.com.

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Guestbook

I have so many memories of "Grandma Dewey" even though I was not one her real grandchildren there was never a time when I saw her that didnt make me feel loved any less then her real grandchildren. I love ALL of the Dewey family very special family. I hope you all feel Heavenly fathers love and Joan's until you meet again.:heart:

Stephanie Adams Feb 15 2021 4:35 PM

What a sweet tribute to my friend Joan Dewey. So grateful that I knew this remarkable woman. What a wonderful example of Christ like love and service that she exemplified. Her funeral service was so special. Love and prayers to her precious family.

LeeAnn Wilson Feb 15 2021 2:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Joan Dewey

Dave Bozner Feb 13 2021 2:15 PM

Condolences to the family. This was a lady who had no need to practice her faith, but had her faith and love for friends and family shine from within. Joan was glowing all the time with her love for the church, friends and family. She will be missed, but through her words of wisdom will always be an inspiration to me.

Paula F Jennings Feb 13 2021 1:53 PM

Daron, I am so sorry to hear of Joan's passing. She was such a special person and touched the hearts of so many, especially the children in junior Sunday school years ago. Many memories of you and Joan. Dale Seipp

Dale Seipp Feb 12 2021 1:30 PM

Joan was a great friend. She always had a smile and a warm and gracious greeting. In spite of being twenty years older she could sure thump me tennis. I am honored to have her and her immediate family as part of my extended family. My sincere condolences to Daron and all all of her family. We loved her and will miss her. Don & Rita James

Mr. Don R James Feb 10 2021 5:32 PM