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Obituary for Ruby JoAnn Gunderson Datwyler

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Ruby JoAnn Gunderson Datwyler

October 7, 1934 - April 18, 2013

Surrounded by loved ones, my beautiful wife, our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend Ruby JoAnn Gunderson Datwyler returned to the arms of her Heavenly Father April 18, 2013 at her home in Holladay, Utah following a difficult battle with dementia.JoAnn was an angel, a valiant and courageous example of faith to all who were blessed to know her. She was born on October 7, 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She married her ever faithful husband Darry L. Datwyler October 12, 1956 in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity.She was an active member of her church and served in many callings including Sunday School Secretary. After graduating from South High School, JoAnn worked for Merrill Lynch and the Oldie Company. Later she worked for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as a project coordinator until her retirement. She truly was an inspiration to all and exemplified her Savior Jesus Christ. JoAnn loved everyone unconditionally and was an example of faith, kindness and service. Her husband and family always came first in her thoughts, deeds and actions. She enjoyed spending time with them and made holidays and other occasions special. She was supportive and kind to those around her, giving of her time and talents. In short, JoAnn taught us how to live.JoAnn is survived by her husband Darry, three children: Curt (Julie), Laura, and Cynthia, as well as seven grandchildren Collin, Jillian (Jason Silva), Garrett, Christopher, Gabrielle, Angelina, Alexandria and sister Elaine Schmidt. The funeral will be Monday April 22, 2013 at 11:00 at the Cottonwood Heughs Canyon Ward chapel at 6301 S. 2300 E. Holladay, Utah. There will be a viewing Sunday evening at the church from 6:30 – 8:00 pm, and Monday before the funeral from 9:45 – 10:45 am. Interment: Mountain View Memorial Estates Cemetery. Please send condolences at Her family wishes to express their deep gratitude to their father and grandfather Darry for his loving gentle care and service to JoAnn during her prolonged illness.



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Date: Monday, April 22, 2013

Time: 11:00 am -

Cottonwood Heughs Canyon Ward


6301 S. 2300 E., , Holladay, UT, 84404

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Born: October 7, 1934
Died: April 18, 2013

Condolences for Ruby JoAnn Gunderson Datwyler

Mick & Connie Murdoch posted on 4/23/13

Dear Darry, Mick and I extend our love to you and your family at this difficult time. JoAnn is a beautiful woman, mother, and wife. It's good to know that she is now free from all the debilitating health issues she has had to contend with so many years. It has been our pleasure to know both of you. Connie remembers JoAnn best as a wonderful secretary in the Primary, and as one of the women it was my privilege to visit each month. She was always so beautifully dressed. Darry, you are a wonderful prince who has taken such great care of your wife. The promises of the temple are sure. She'll be waiting for you. Love Mick and Connie Murdoch


Laurie Ozmun posted on 4/20/13

JoAnn We are gonna miss our Sunday visits. We will always remember everything you and Darry did for our family. You are with your mom now and you enjoy that heavenly playground. When Im done Mickey mousing around down here I will join you until then we will watch over Darry for you .Love Jack & Laurie Ozmun