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Joan J Lancaster

Joan J. Lancaster passed away peacefully at her home on March 28, 2021 in Hyde Park, UT due to complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). She was born in Afton, Wyoming on June 28, 1962. She was 58 at the time of her passing.

Joan grew up on a ranch in Bedford, Wyoming. She was the youngest of six children born to Rex Jensen and Fern Kennington. She had many fond memories of childhood and had many good friends from her hometown.

She graduated from Star Valley High School in 1980. She then attended school at Brigham Young University and was a student teacher for a brief time before marrying Art Lancaster and starting a family. Later in life, as the mother of 4 children, she completed her Bachelor’s degree at Utah State University. She loved studying history and literature and she loved learning new things and continued to learn throughout her life.

Joan was actively involved in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings. She enjoyed helping others and gave a significant amount of her time in the care and service of friends, family, and anyone that she knew was in need of help.

Later in life she discovered the sport of pickleball. She loved the game and enjoyed playing it with friends and family. Joan made good friends all throughout her life and she was very grateful for these friendships. She loved her family and besides raising her children she helped take care of her mother for several years. Grandma Joan loved her grandchildren and she liked to take care of them and to travel to see them participate in different activities.

She is survived by her husband, Art Lancaster of Hyde Park, UT, a son and daughter-in-law, Lucas and Liz Lancaster of Holladay, UT, a son Mitchel Lancaster, a daughter and son-in-law Riley and Brady Ashcroft and a daughter, Jamie Lancaster, all living in Cache County, Utah. She was the proud grandmother of six grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Rex and Fern Jensen.

Funeral services will be held on Friday April 2, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. at the Hyde Park Center Street Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (65 E. Center, Hyde Park, UT). A viewing will be held at White Pine Funeral Services, 753 S. 100 E. in Logan on Thursday April 1st, 2021 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. A viewing will be also be held at the church prior to the services from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

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Dear Art and family, Joan became an instant friend when we moved into the neighborhood in 2006-2013. She was so dear. Easy to love. I had many heart to heart talks with her. I adored her mother, Fern, as well. Art was a wonderful Bishop and Riley went to school and Young Women with Miri. Jamie took piano lesson for a time and was a delight!So many great memories. I was so sad to hear of her passing. Sending all of my heartfelt love and sympathy. She had a great influence on all of us!

Jill Gubler Apr 4 2021 9:57 AM

Art and family, our sincere sympathy to you. We are so grateful for the wonderful memories of kindness friendship that we shared. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Joel & Stephanie Allred Apr 3 2021 9:48 AM

Sad to read about Joan's passing. I have always held the two of you in the highest regard. May God bless your family with the spirit of comfort and gospel knowledge that you will be reunited in the next realm. Rex Bodrero

Rex D Bodrero Mar 31 2021 1:29 PM

Art, you and all of your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I wish you all peace and comfort and healing and love. Carolyn and Sasha Ivans

Carolyn Ivans Mar 31 2021 11:08 AM

Art you have my deepest sympathy in you wife's passing. We know that she is now well and that you'll see her again. Bob Christensen

Bob Christensen Mar 30 2021 11:14 PM

One of my favorite memories of Aunt Joan was when she helped us make graham cracker gingerbread houses at Grandma Ferns. I also remember her making snow globes out of baby jars. She will be greatly missed.

Hannah Smith Mar 30 2021 10:09 PM

Joan, a friend to all. Joyful, caring, kind, and fun. One to lead and guide. Actively listens and loves. Never too busy for others. We will always love you!

Julie Reese Sands Mar 30 2021 1:15 PM

My heart is so sad with the passing of Joan. She was such a kind, loving person who looked for the good in everyone and everything. Truly an angel amongst us which heaven has now gained. May her legacy live on in her children and grandchildren. Thank you Joan for your friendship and kindness. I will miss you deeply. Love Always Judy Biggs

Judy Biggs Mar 30 2021 10:05 AM

Joan was/is a dear treasured friend. She radiated so much light and kindness. Love her, and will miss her but I know she is thriving on the other side and will still be watching out for her loved ones here on earth.

Jill Heiner Thompson Mar 29 2021 9:24 PM

Joan was always a lovely and kind person. She never had an unkind word to say about anyone. She was always sweet and helpful. She would always have a quick chat with me while I used the short cut through her back yard when walking home from the bus stop. She was a wonderful role model to all of us young women. Im glad to have known such a wonderful person. My thoughts are with her family and loved ones.

Amara Gilpin Mar 29 2021 8:50 PM