Joseph James Perry 1988 ~ 2006 Joe, age 17, our beloved son, brother and friend returned home to his Father in Heaven on February 21, 2006. He passed away at the U of U Hospital in Salt Lake City as a result of a very unexpected heart attack. Joe was born April 7, 1988 to Jim and Cathy Perry in Bakersfield, CA. He attended Riverton High School and through hard work was scheduled to graduate June 2006. Joe was also a very active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He was recently ordained a Priest and was actively preparing himself to serve a mission when he turned 19 years of age next year. Joe's wonderful life was filled with love and laughter...lots and lots of laughter! He had an uncanny ability to make others laugh. He was known to always figure out a way to make a dark situation light and a difficult one appear easier. And if you ever spent time with him you soon learned that you were not allowed to frown when you were with him-Joe would quickly do something to make you laugh (even if he had to make himself look quite silly by doing it.) This unique gift for making others smile was definitely experienced by anyone who had the privilege of knowing him. He was a great example to us and will be sorely missed by all who know him. He touched so many lives in ways that cannot be expressed in just words and we love him dearly for it. Survived by parents Jim and Cathy Perry; four sisters Tami, Jessica, Jen and Yvonne; two brothers Brad and Todd; grandparents John and Joanne Cray and Ralph and Evelyn Perry; many loved aunts, uncles, cousins, and hundreds of friends. He was preceded in death by his beloved grandmother Josephine Perry and Uncle Randy. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday February 25, 2006 at the LDS Church at 12800 South 2700 West. Viewing will be at 10 am and the service will start at 12 noon. Funeral Directors, Broomhead Funeral Home. We love you Joe! In lieu of flowers: Donations to assist the family can be made in the name of Joseph Perry at any Jordan Credit Union or Zions Bank.