During the morning of December 13, 2005, Joan returned home to welcoming embraces of her family members and three daughters who preceded her. We like to think she was escorted by D’Rilla Howard, her mother-in-law, who passed just an hour before her.\n\nBorn June 26, 1942 to Howard William Cannegieter and Pearl Thelma Larson in Murray, UT. She married Orin Read Howard on April 20, 1962 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they had eight wonderful children: James Read Howard (ClaraAnne); Anne Marie Howard (deceased); Launa Joan Wright (Karl); Holly Ann Howard & Heather Lynn Howard (twins, deceased); Teresa Ann Johnson (Brad); Heidi Jean Brennan (Ken); John Richard Howard (Amber). Joan adored her eleven grandchildren, who will miss her dearly. We like to think she’s now attending to those grandchildren on their way. She is also survived by immediate family: sister, LuAnn Malmborg (Reid), and brother, Ron Cannegieter (Marjorie). She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Gary William, and three daughters.\n\nMom was a giver. She threw great birthday parties, and knew how to feed a crowd. She was an artist. She loved to paint and to craft. After bearing her eight children, Joan returned to teaching. She taught several grades at Calvin Smith Elementary where she retired from teaching in 1992. Years of depression burdened her, but to her credit, mom held on, and chose to quit teaching and continue living for her family.\n\nIn recent years, Joan’s health declined. Walking was difficult, life more of a burden. These past months, mom endured a fractured pelvis, and then breast cancer and chemotherapy. We miss you dearly, but to think of you free of all of the pain you have borne both physically and emotionally, we celebrate your new adventures! Until we meet again…much love.\n\nServices will be held Monday, December 19th at 12:00 noon at the Holladay 2nd Ward Chapel located at 2065 E. 4675 So. Friends may call Sunday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State Street, and Monday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.