JoAnn Arlene Price Grygla, 85, of Sandy, UT passed away surrounded by loved ones on August 3, 2022.\n\nJoAnn was born on September 19, 1936 to Douglas and Vera (Wretberg) Price in Salt Lake City, UT. JoAnn was the oldest of her siblings, growing up with 3 sisters and 2 brothers. JoAnn had a special relationship with her father’s mother whom she called Nana, JoAnn’s face would light up with any mention of Nana.\n\nJoAnn became a faithful follower of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as a young child. Her brother Dick and her often made the trek to their ward house on their own.\n\nShe graduated from South High in Salt Lake City. After graduation, JoAnn’s first job was working at Mountain Bell. For years after leaving “the telephone company” she spoke fondly of her time there, proudly speaking of how she saved much of her first paychecks. This was the beginning of JoAnn’s frugal ways which followed her through the rest of her life.\n\nIn 1957, JoAnn met Shirley Glen Harding, they were married on August 21, 1957, JoAnn and Shirl had two children, a boy and a girl, Kerrie and Jeffery. JoAnn and Shirl moved around the Salt Lake Valley, settling into a home on a circle in Sandy that JoAnn loved. They had an immaculate yard and JoAnn was meticulous with her roses and refused to have any dandelions. She would dig the dandelions out with a paring knife. After more than 35 years of marriage, JoAnn and Shirl were divorced.\n\nJoAnn had a few close friends, one of which is her Bargain Hunting Pal, Carol Jackson. They obsessed over shopping ads and scoured clearance racks for over forty years. JoAnn would shop for Christmas throughout the entire year, hiding presents in her extra bedroom closet – where no one was allowed to go. She loved Christmas!\n\nShe enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren. Teaching her granddaughters to write their letters and practice their math. She loved to play ‘go fish’, Chinese checkers, board games and countless games of Bingo with her grandchildren. She attended Timmy’s football games, Ashley’s dance recitals, and Nikki’s choir concerts. She was able to hold her great granddaughter, Nia one time and it brought her so much joy! She cherished her time spent with Emily when she was young.\n\nShe met Frank Grygla at a Ward function, the couple loved to go dancing and were on a bowling league team. They were married on October 8, 1996, later solemnizing their marriage in the Draper Temple. For a few years, Frank and JoAnn would travel around the country, visiting family in Oregon and Washington and exploring National Parks around the U.S. and Canada.\n\nJoAnn was passionate about sewing, she made her own clothes beginning in high school. While they were growing up, she would take her children with her to the sewing store perching them amongst the many pattern books and fabric. She sewed Kerrie’s dresses for school, several bridesmaid dresses for family weddings, pajamas, Easter Sunday outfits and Halloween costumes for her grandchildren, as well as quilts and gifts for baby showers. She would listen to her favorite music like Eddy Arnold and Perry Como while sitting in her sewing room for hours and hours.\n\nShe had a great love for music. She played the accordion and piano, serving in Relief Society playing the piano for several years. She taught her little sisters, daughter, and granddaughters all to play the piano. As recently as a few months ago, she would play the piano, always “warming up” with her Broadway Play music book, starting with “Memory” from “Cats”.\n\nJoAnn had a special relationship with her brothers and sisters, she loved spending time with them and their large family. Her and her three sisters had monthly lunch and shopping dates that JoAnn loved, for almost twenty years!\n\nJoAnn was preceded in death by her father, mother, and her granddaughter Crystal Elkington and her grandson Christopher Cade Harding. She is survived by her husband Frank, her children Kerrie (Mike), and Jeffery, eight stepchildren Kenneth (Karen), Joann, Joel, Johnna, Debra, Mark (Janice), Karen (Tom), and Cindy; grandchildren Nicole, Ashley, Timothy (Mariam), and Emily (Dante) Farrell, as well as three great-grandchildren, Adrian, Gabriel, and Nia; along with sixteen step-grandchildren and thirteen step great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her loving siblings, Dick (Cindy) Price, Jeri Jensen, Cal (Linda) Price, Connie (Rodger) Fry, Sandy (John) Knight, and numerous nieces and nephews.\n\nServices will be held Saturday, August 13, 2022, at 11 AM at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary at 1007 W South Jordan Parkway. Visitors may call Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM and Saturday for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held at Salt Lake City Cemetery.