“Creation”\r\nBy Joanne B. Rose Reber\r\n\r\nThrough the essence of eternity\r\nHe spoke my name\r\nAnd I became\r\nAn entity\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nJoanne Louise Beckstead Rose Reber, age 91, passed away peacefully December 3, 2020 due to a stroke. She was the daughter of Cleon Alfred Beckstead and Erma Cannegeiter and born March 8, 1929 in Murray, Utah. Growing up during the Great Depression, she rode her bike carrying a trombone three miles to class and raised farm animals along with her three dear siblings, Jean (Mel DeYoung), Dorothy (Alan Dahl) and Garth (Carol). Joanne followed the Lord, scriptures, her heart and dreams. She graduated from Jordan High School and was an acclaimed poet and award-winning artist of photography and paint. \r\nShe was married to Gene Rose and blessed with three children, Cleon (Charlene), Paul (Jean), and JoDel (Richard Ehlert). Joanne later married Norman Robert Reber, blessing her with two more children, John and Joseph (Jeannie). She passed along her passions for the Lord, literature and music to her family, teaching them to sing and play the piano. \r\nJoanne moved often, living in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and La Merced, Chihuahua, Mexico as she pursued adventure and her convictions. She worked as a nanny at thirteen years-old and later taught Sunday school, and at age sixteen she began a career as a legal secretary and worked as office manager at law firms for many years. She later taught art and English in Mexico. She loved singing in choirs, creating paintings, baking wedding cakes and sewing clothes for the ones she loved. \r\nHer determination, positive energy, wit and healthy living helped her beat cancer during the 90s. \r\nJoanne is survived by her sisters Jean DeYoung and Dorothy Dahl; her five children and their spouses, plus eleven grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren, and her many nephews, nieces and friends in the United States and Mexico. All of these she loved and touched dearly. \r\nA private family viewing will be held December 9, 2020 from 1:00 to 1:45 at the Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 1007 West South Jordan Parkway. Following, the family will hold a private graveside service at 2:00 at the South Jordan, UT Cemetery.