In Memory of
June 18, 1943–March 18, 2019
JoAnn Earl passed away on March 18, 2019 in Salem Oregon at age 75. She is survived by her sons Max and Brent, and granddaughter Isabella.
JoAnn was born on June 18,1943 to Fred and Mary Mullins in Salem where she grew up with her siblings Larry, Alice and Betty Jean – all have preceded her in death. Her dad was from Texas and instilled in them a bit of that Texas pride and southern lifestyle. She married Max Earl, from Phoenix, Arizona. They lived in Phoenix for a time before moving back to Salem, where she was a school teacher. After their divorce JoAnn focused on raising her two boys in a gospel-centered home. She had a deep faith in the Lord and was a strong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved making ceramics with her friend Ella, cooking, and taking the kids to the coast or anywhere there was fun.
JoAnn always loved bringing the family together, whether it was a birthday, BBQ for the 4th of July at Aunt Jeanny’s house, Thanksgiving at Wendy’s, or Christmas at home. After the kids grew up she had the great joy of helping to raise Max’s daughter Isabella, who has lived with her for the last 20 years. Being Isabella’s Grandma gave her meaning and purpose in the third act of her long life. Taking care of others was JoAnn’s focus and what she lived for, leaving a legacy of service and love.
A funeral will be held at 11am on Monday March 25 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 2530 Boone Rd SE, Salem OR.97306.