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Obituary: STEWART, JOAN

Joan StewartAmerican Fork, UtahJoan Day Stewart, 81, passed away April 2, 2013, in American Fork, Utah. She was born into a large and loving family on November 11, 1931, in Aurora, Utah, to Jesse E. and Lora Sorensen Day. After a happy childhood, Joan graduated from North Sevier High School and moved to Salt Lake City, where she graduated from the University of Utah.While attending the U of U, Joan met Durian H. Stewart. The two were married on December 19, 1953, in the St. George Temple. They made their home in San Diego, a city they dearly loved, where they raised their children and lived for more than 50 years. In their golden years they lived in Henderson, Nevada, for six years and then moved to Provo, Utah in 2011. Joan and Durian recently celebrated their 59th anniversary.Joan began working right out of college as an escrow officer. Later she became a real estate agent and then a broker with her own office. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and faithfully served in many positions. A highlight of her church service was being an ordinance worker in the San Diego California Temple. She also regularly volunteered in the public schools and in the community. She was known for reading to children and bringing the story to life by using puppets and stuffed animals.She also enjoyed going to the beach, jumping the waves, traveling, sewing, participating in book clubs, and serving others. Joan was loved by many for her kind and gracious acts of service throughout the years. She was a very loving wife and mother, sister and friend.Joan is survived by her husband Durian; children: Darryl Stewart, Kortlan Stewart and Cheryl (John) Osborn; grandchildren Chelsea (Chris) Hill, Richard Osborn, and Cameron Osborn. She is also survived by her sister, Virginia Hayes; and brothers, Fred R. Day and J. Rodney Day.She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, David Day; and sisters: Dorothy MacNiven, Venita Drew, and Kathleen Bartholomew.Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the LDS chapel at 3511 North 180 East, Provo, where friends may call after 9:00 a.m. Interment will be at 3:00 p.m. in the Aurora Utah Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com