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JoAnn LaVeve Phillips Hurst

Dec. 27, 1936 - Aug. 3, 2022

Date of Service: Aug. 12, 2022

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BURLEY – JoAnn LaVeve Phillips Hurst, died peacefully at her home in Lindon, Utah, on Wednesday, August 3, 2022. Her family is so grateful for her life and her example of a strong, righteous woman of faith.

JoAnn was born December 27, 1936, in Rupert, Idaho, to Clarence Hartsell and Florence LaVeve Wheeler Phillips. She grew up in Declo, Idaho, and graduated from Declo High School in 1954. She married Clinton LaMar Hurst on September 11, 1958, in the Salt Lake City Temple. JoAnn and LaMar resided for most of their married life in Burley. They had seven children while living there and added JoAnn’s niece, Gretchen Cook, to their family after the passing of JoAnn’s sister, Veneta, in 1982.

JoAnn worked hard at home and at various jobs to help provide for her family. After the children left home, JoAnn and LaMar moved to Rupert, where they enjoyed the peace and quiet of their country home on “an acre and a bit.” The couple served in the Australia Sydney South Mission from 2003 to 2005. Upon returning from their mission, they spent several years serving in the Twin Falls Idaho Temple. They moved to Lindon, Utah, in 2016.

JoAnn was an inexorable source of strength and encouragement, not only to her children, but to everyone around her throughout her life. She brought joy to others, and she loved to laugh.

She will be missed by those who survive her: children, Kim (Candi), Ray (Lorie), Kent (Darla), Carey (Darin) Perkins, Drew (Allison), Karlene (Lindsey) Altom, Vernal (Sara), and Gretchen (Darby) Newton; as well as 36 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren, with three on the way. She is also survived by brother, Clarence Hartzell Phillips, Jr.; and sister, Ida Phillips Wilkinson.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 12, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Declo Stake Center, located at 213 W. Main St., in Declo, with Bishop Wayne Hurst officiating. Burial will be in Declo Cemetery.

Family and friends will be received from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, August 11, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Friday, preceding the funeral, at the church.

A live webcast of the Funeral Service will be available and maintained at the following link: https://youtu.be/-vOuWAF9m8g.

Condolences for JoAnn LaVeve Phillips Hurst

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From Ji Sung Kim:
Thank you giving me your love.
See you later there
I love you so much
From Puletini Slade :
JoAnn is a sweet fun lady to work with she LOVES to share her experiences and memories on her mission.she loves her family, she has great memories of her family,I really enjoyed working for her she loves oatmeal, pancakes, eggs, warm milk ,hot chocolate and toast with butter honey and cinnamon on top I MISS preparing her breakfast. LOVE and MISS her sweet smile she LOVES music looking forward to see her again on the other side of the veil .LOVE and MISS her so MUCH
From Pinch Ward:
What a beautiful mother Karlene. My heart is so sad for you. It’s so hard to lose your mom. Hugs and prayers
From Lowell Dayley:
I have many pleasant memories of LaMar and Joann and their friendship since 9th grade. Rook games, sports, double dates, car races through the cemetery after Firesides, College roommate, Missions, raising our families, we were able to keep up our friendship after I moved to California in 1978 with occasional visits and School reunions. Was able to attend LaMar's service, attempted to visit Joanne in Utah in March but was unable to find their house in Linden and Lamars phone number still in my phone didn't work. Will be in Burley Monday, too late for JoAnn's service. Know of our appreciation and friendship, we Love and respect your family. Well done LaMar and Joanne.
From Pinch Ward:
What a beautiful mother Karlene. My heart is so sad for you. It’s so hard to lose your mom. Hugs and prayers
From Hannah Dellenbach:
I loved being with JoAnn in her last couple of months. She had so much love and gave me wonderful advice that helped me become so much better :) I loved hearing her life stories and will absolutely miss her!
From Sharon Haskell:
JoAnn always treated me as a sister and I will miss her. Love you
From Byoung Wook So (Sammy):
JoAnn and Lamar were the perfect examples who showed the love of Jesus Christ to many young people who were from foreign countries in Sydney, Australia during their mission.

My friends and I miss the time a lot with Sister and Elder Hurst in Sydney.

We love Sister Hurst and Elder Hurst so much. They welcomed me and my friends always and taught us the gospel and English so that we were able to survive in a difficult time.

I would like to express special gratitude to Darla for being with Joann and Lamar at the end of their lives.

God bless JoAnn, Lamar and the family.

From Chris Parker :
I have so many wonderful memories of “Mom” Hurst. She became my second mom the first time I met her when I was five years old and hanging out with Vernal. I am so sad that she has left this earth but I know she is with her loving Heavenly Father . I hope the family can find peace during this difficult time.
From Darrell and Ruth Spendlove:
To Vernal and Sara:
Our deepest condolences to you and your family at this difficult time! We love you, and will pray for you!
From Denny Davis - Oakley Idaho:
To the children: Your parents were pure, kind, and completely dedicated to Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, to family and to fellowmen. They always sought guidance from the Holy Ghost. I loved them.

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