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JoAnn N Panter

June 29, 1935 - June 26, 2012

JoAnn N. Panter, 76 died peacefully at her home, Tuesday June 26, 2012. She was born June 29, 1935 in Ogden, Utah to William J and Edna G Nelson. She married Charles J. Panter in December 1953 and 10 years later their marriage was solemnized for time and eternity in the Logan Temple. She met Chuck, the love of her life while attending Wahlquist Jr. High. Their love continued to flourish while attending Weber High School and is still everlasting. JoAnn lived her entire life in Ogden Utah. She enjoyed life to the fullest with her wonderful family and was proud of their many accomplishments. She was heavily involved in all aspects of their lives including little league and dance recitals. Her devotion and support of recreational activities carried over to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved her job at Powder Mountain and recently retired after 40 years. She enjoyed her many friends and adopted family and was deemed “The Powder Mountain Matriarch.” Many have said she and Chuck were the heart and soul of Powder Mountain. Her voice will forever remain in our memories. JoAnn was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in the Relief Society as a visiting teacher. She also served in the Young Womens Organization and received the Rose of Camp Lomondi. She loved her circle of close church friends. She was passionate for outdoor sports, golf, and skiing. In 1994, she received the Angel Award for outstanding service for Ski Patrol. Other achievements include the Intermountain Ski Area Association Award for her contribution to further the sport of skiing. In 2010, JoAnn received a Lifetime Appreciation Award for her exceptional work at Powder Mountain. JoAnn is survived by her husband, Charles; children, Judy (Lonnie) Delzer, Shug (Richard) Sowers, Curt (Elizabeth) Panter; 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Surviving brothers and sisters include: Jerry (Barbara) Nelson, Phyllis (Keith) Taylor, Brent (Pat) Nelson, and Dennis (Annie) Nelson. She is preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, and her son Charles Randy. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 30th 2:00 pm at the Burch Creek First Ward Chapel located at 5161 South 1300 East in Ogden. Friends may call Saturday June 30th from 12 noon to 1:30 pm at the church.Burial in the Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.Please send us your condolences and a memory at


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Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Burch Creek First Ward Chapel


5161 South 1300 East , , Ogden, UT,

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012

Time: 2:00 pm -

Burch Creek First Ward Chapel


5161 South 1300 East , , Ogden, UT,

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Timeline for JoAnn N Panter

Born: June 29, 1935
Died: June 26, 2012

Condolences for JoAnn N Panter

Kathleen (Wayman) Marcucci posted on 7/24/12

I am sorry to read about your mother's loss. She was a very kind lady and will ber missed by all.Kathleen


Jody posted on 7/12/12

Luv ya Grandma!


George Gibson posted on 7/9/12

Chuck,JoAnn's passing left Diane and I with a profound sense of loss. We fondly remember skiing with her wearing her 'horny hat' on warm spring days. No visit to Powder Mountain was really complete unless we could stop by and say hello when she was in her office.George and Diane Gibson


Charlotte & Jim Torghele posted on 7/4/12

It was always such a pleasure to see JoAnn's smiling face at Powder Mountain. She and Chuck are icons at the resort. Her presence will be missed. What a wonderful person.Our condolences to the family


Brandie Jenkins posted on 7/4/12

I'm sorry nick and I didn't make it to tr funeral. I will never forget her and her warm welcoming presence. She used to watch me in the office at times while my dad Kurt Hadfield patrolled. You will be missed!


Scott Jones posted on 7/2/12

So sorry to hear of JoAnn's passing. JoAnn and Chuck meant a great deal to my entire family. While our family has been away from Powder Mountain for many years now, the memory of Chuck and JoAnn have been ever present in our reunions. My prayers will be with JoAnn's family.


Denny and Mary Jo Montgomery posted on 7/2/12

Power Mountain will never be the same without JoAnn's smiling face greeting you as you walk in the lodge. JoAnn was a special lady and we loved her dearly.


mackenzie gaines posted on 7/1/12

rip joann i am so lucky to have known such a wonderful lady you were so great and i am glad i had the opertunity to have known and served you during all the winters since i was a young child. i am so glad you got to meet dorian and you were part of some of the best memories i have had at the mountain rest in peace and the connelly clan will miss you sweet angel


Darin Mich'l and Family posted on 6/30/12

An amazing Woman. a fantastic soul. i always loved seeing her. A sad Day for the Mountain.... The Ogden Valley...... Utah ....and the world. She will be hugely missed.


Bill(Willy) & Steph McCloskey posted on 6/30/12

A sad loss for all. JoAnn, I hope you knew how Special you made each of us feel when in your company. The warm smiles,hugs and greetings always made our day! Thank you for being you. Love and hugs to Chuck,Shug and family


Jeni Jordan posted on 6/30/12


John Willcox posted on 6/30/12

JoAnn, You will be missed and I am sure will keep your eye on the Mountain from a Higher Place! John


Jim Maki posted on 6/30/12

Please accept our condolences. Our thoughts are with you.What great "Neighborhood Mom" JoAnn was. She was supportive of all the kids and was able to connect with them.Jim Maki and Family


Julie Cady posted on 6/30/12

It would be impossible to calculate the thousands you have seen grow up then bring their children to discover Pow Mow. How many people from around the world have made your acquaintance if only through a cheerful greeting. The world literally revolved around you in your little office. Thank you for such a wonderful example of an ambassador for Powder Mtn and for Utah!


Phillip and Jackie Sereika posted on 6/29/12

We will all miss her dearly....she was such a sweet lady! Jamie's bridal shower will never be forgotten...having Phillip replace the dancer that did not show up. And Joann tried to get him to dance for Jodi' s bridal shower but he was too embarassed to do it again. Rest in peace and join Cash in PM heaven.Our sympathie's to her family.


Janet Lujan posted on 6/29/12

In fond memories working at the Ben Lomond Hotel with your parents.And I have been friends with JoAnn's twin brother for 51 years.With deepest sympathy, scottish family friend.Janet Duncan LujanSunset Utah


Pamela Loomis posted on 6/29/12

We were very sad to hear of JoAnn's passing. Patrolling on the hill won't be the same without JoAnn's voice on the radio, or her smile in the office window. Nothing ever seemed to ruffle her feathers. Our thoughts and prayers are with Chuck and her family. Pam and Dan Loomis


George and Connie Marshall posted on 6/29/12

We are sad to se the news that JoAnn has passed away. Many memories of a warm individual who was always so friendly and happy. The ski world has lost a champion.


Gay Montgomery posted on 6/29/12

Hi Chuch and family,I am sorry to hear about JoAnn.She is such a sweet lady.Its been so good to know her.She loved and was so proud of everyone of her family.She was the familiar voice at Powder Mountain.We had alot of fun when we all worked up there together.Thanks for sharing your life with me and my family.Will was so fond of her.When he was little and he came with me to work.She always seen to it he was safe skiing.It will be good to see her again,and know we will still be friends. May God Bless you with what you need, Agood friend Gay


Shelly & Ken posted on 6/29/12

Even though we've only been a part of the Powder Mountain family for a short time, we will never forget you, JoAnn. From our first visit 'til the employee party this season, you were always there with a smile & a hug. Our hearts are with Chuck, Shug & the entire family. P.S. I'll keep tellin' the boys to "turn it down1"


Gina (Southwick) Bertagnolli posted on 6/29/12

Chuck & Family,I am so sorry to hear of JoAnn's passing! She was one of the most amazing women I have ever met!! She took so much pride in herself, & everything she did. The time I spent with JoAnn will always be cherished. She lived her life with gratitude & respect for everyone. She is an inspiration to many of us!May God Bless & be with you during this difficult time & please know JoAnn made a HUGE impact on this earth!!!


Talle Watson posted on 6/29/12

JoAnn was such a wonderful person. So full of life and always that beautiful huge smile with much laughter to back it up! She will be greatly missed. Our sincere condolences to Chuck and the family.


Patsy posted on 6/28/12

To JoAnn's beloved family- though I only knew her as the smiling face behind the window at Powder Mountain- I am touched by her passing. Always quick with a smile, ALWAYS willing to lend a hand and a spirit so big I don't know how it fit inside such a tiny person. She was a gem. Hoping her lovely memories will bring you comfort.JoAnn- I'll be back next year to Powder Mountain and will have you in my heart


Richard Anderson posted on 6/28/12

I think this caught many of us off guard...In the many many seasons working @Pow, we were close to the first ones on the mnt., it took Chuck & Joann a couple of seasons to finally get my name right... but Chuck always had the coffee on for us and Joann always had the warm smile, greeting and sometimes, a hug. ...miss you already Joann.Strength to Chuck, Shug and all the family.


Kathy Cox-Taggart posted on 6/28/12

We are so sorry for your loss. She was amazing! Randy and her have had a wonderful reunion, I'm sure! As long as we have Shug we will always have JoAnn's smile with us. May God Bless your family and be with you during this sad time.


Daniel Czech posted on 6/28/12

Deepest condolences from the Czech family. Although we did not know her well, we could see the love and pride she had in her family during the times we did see her at church.


Diane Brodstein Kuppermann posted on 6/28/12

Dear Chuck and Family,My father called to share the sad news of JoAnn's passing knowing that I would want to know. I remember with fondness my days at Powder Mountain and JoAnn is among the best of those memories. Her perpetual smile and joyful attitude made a difference to everyone she met. I hope that memories of happy times will comfort all of you in the days and months to come. With deepest sympathy,Diane Brodstein Kuppermann


Cathy Hillstead posted on 6/28/12

Dear Chuck and all the Panter Family:Joann is and will always be my other mother. She has to be one of the kindest, most wonderful people that ever set foot on this earth. What memories we all have of her. She set an example of love and friendship that will forever be in all of our hearts. My heart goes out to the family for this tragic loss. She left an impac on all of our lives which we will carry with us forever. We love you and will never forget you. Rest in Peace sweet lady.....Love always,Cathy Hillstead and family


Toniu Fonoti posted on 6/28/12

JoAnn was an amazing women, all the wonderful years working at Powder Mountain she was always there bright and early with a smile on her face and ready to take on the world. she will be greatly missed. I am blessed for getting the opportunity to have her be a part of my life.


Brian Robinette posted on 6/28/12

JoAnn is by far one of the most thoughtful and kind person I have ever had the privilege to be a part of my life. You will be dearly missed. My thoughts are with the Panter family.


Roger & Nanette McFarland & family posted on 6/28/12

Dear JoAnn,Through the many years of patrolling for Powder Mountain I was amazed at your good nature and pleasant smile as you conducted business and related to those around you. You were ever stallwort and reliable to all. I remember having fun with the way you organized and conducted radio transmission's to the staff and patroller's with your sweet little voice and kind demeaner. You seem never to get to upset or be rude to anyone. You will be missed and I for one have fond memories which add to making life for meaningful for me. Thank you for being a piece of my life.Roger McFarland


Keith Moore posted on 6/28/12

My memories of JoAnn's happy smile and kind heart lift my spirit as I reflect on seasons past. What a great and fun lady. I will miss her deeply and am happy to have known her. Kind thought and well wishes to Chuck and all of JoAnn's family.


Tara and Kyle Kershaw posted on 6/28/12

As members of chucks parking crew, we will always remember and miss your voice come over the mountain radio. these two words will never be the same. "Base clear!' It has been a pleasure to know you Joann. Tara and Kyle Kershaw


Carole and Craig Colgate, Christie and Yug Stevens posted on 6/28/12

To Chuck and all the family,Joanne has treated all of us like family and we feel for your loss. We will miss her smiling face on the MT. We only wish we lived here when you were living up here. What fun we would have had.Joanne will be thought of every day we walk into the lodge.


peter m geisthardt posted on 6/28/12

condolences from all of us at mountainridersalliance, to family friends and co-workers


Mike & Kris Attento posted on 6/28/12

You will always be missed and loved. Thoughts are with Chuck & family.


Brenda Watkins posted on 6/28/12

She was the first person I met at Powder Mountain 25 years ago when I started skiing and has been a wonderful friend to me ever since. I will miss her friendly voice when I would call to check the skiing conditions and her smiling face when I would walk in the lodge. She will be greatly missed. She treated everyone like one of her own. I will see you again someday on that big powder covered mountain.


Craig Stanger posted on 6/28/12

This is a sad day for MANY. She will always be in my mind and she will always have a piece of my heart.


Colette Edwards & Parker McQuown posted on 6/28/12

Our hearts are broken! We thank you for the special spot you left in our hearts. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family at this time, what a incredible lady!


Stephen, Gretchen and Ben Moisen posted on 6/28/12

We will miss you JoAnn. You will always be the "Voice of Powder Mountain". The world will be a lessor place without you.


Linda and David Weiskopf posted on 6/28/12

Every time we came to ski at PM we got a hug from JoAnn! Even our friends who came from Maine to visit couldn't wait to see JoAnn at the office window. She was family, and treated everyone she met as family. How wonderful to have that kind of impact on all of us.I'm so sorry that we will be out of town for her services but we are thinking of you all. What a great lady!!


Larry & Denise Montgomery posted on 6/28/12

Chuck and family,We are so very sorry for your loss. Every time I think about JoAnn and talking to her, it makes me smile. JoAnn was the voice of Powder Mountain. I loved it when I would call there and she would answer. Her voice was distinct and her attitude about everything was so positive. You couldn't have met a nicer, friendlier person. Please know that we are thinking about you all and our prayers are with you. There are so many memories of JoAnn & Chuck over the past 25+ years. May all of your memories be of comfort to you.Love,Larry & Denise Montgomery


Jamie Lythgoe posted on 6/28/12

I will miss JoAnn's smile every time I walk in the lodge. She's been like family ever since we lived at Powder in trailers in the early 70's. She was one of the most loyal friends ever!!! Love, Jamie Lythgoe