Joan C Amott

September 26, 1930September 7, 2010

JOAN C. AMOTT 1930 - 2010

Our devoted sister, aunt and friend, Joan, age 79 passed away on Sept. 7 of kidney failure. Born in Salt Lake Sept. 26, 1930, daughter of Eugene D. and Florence Amott. Joan graduated from East High School and the University of Utah, majoring in Elementary Education, a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. At Utah State University was awarded a master's degree in special education. Her career included teaching kindergarten through fifth grade in Salt Lake, supervising student teachers from BYU and teaching special education. Joan received the Distinguished Teacher Award from the Salt Lake District of Education. She was an example to all colleagues for her outstanding teaching skills. She was firm, fair, and friendly with her students. Joan was a dedicated gardener and reader. Her spring, summer, and fall garden were a show place. She was an active member of the LDS Church, serving two service missions -- one for over forty years at the Brigham Young Home and another at the Church Office Building. She loved the out-of-doors, exploring new roads and seeing new sights. She traveled to Europe, Caribbean, Mexico, and Alaska. Her favorite was the family cabin near West Yellowstone. She enjoyed the wild life, canoeing, and just relaxing. Joan had many friends dating back to kindergarten at Uintah Grade School where she formed a group of lifelong friends (The Bonneville Beauties) that still meet monthly. Other groups include Hawaiian Club, Classics Club, Friday Night Club, Opera Club, Delta Kappa Gamma, Garden Club, Lion House Ladies, Birthday Club, and Book Club. We will all miss Joan with her quiet and infectious personality. She has been a mentor to her all her family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Bob. She is survived by her sister, Jeanne A. Wright, brother in-law David W. Wright, sister in-law Dianne Amott, seven nieces and nephews: John D. Wright, James W. Wright, Scott C. Wright, Joan Dianne Sanborn, Robert J. Amott, David C. Amott, Mary Catherine Rodrigues. and sixteen grand nieces and grand nephews. Viewing will be at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 Highland Dr., 6 to 8 PM, Friday Sept. 17. Funeral services held on Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Holladay Third Ward, 4568 Holladay Blvd, 11 AM, preceded by a viewing 9:45 to 10:45 AM. Interment at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park following funeral.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 18, 2010

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July 14, 2011

I knew Joan briefly at when we worked as cabin maids in Grand Canyon and then I stayed one night in her home at Yale Ave. and we went skiing. I enjoyed knowing her at this time very much. Helen Clegg Broadbent in Lindon, UT

David Osborn

September 17, 2010

Miss Amott Was my 3rd grade teacher at Forest Elementary in 1956. from that point she taught most of my Brothers and sisters. But she was always fair and kind , but firm. I remember when she tied me in my seat to impress upon this active child why I needed to stay there and not wander around the class. My own 6 children still wish miss Amott was around to tie thier dad in his chair once again instead of up around meddling in their lives.
Thanks Miss Amott

Vickie Piercey Barlow

September 17, 2010

Mrs. Amott was my first grade teacher in 1965 at Highland Park Elementary. I loved her and always had a special place in my heart for her!

Sharon Larkin

September 16, 2010

Joan was such a wonderful person. I got to see her recently a couple of days after she got out of the hospital following a heart attack. She came to the door, fully dressed, with makeup on, apologizing for not being at her best. She wanted to get together soon and go over family history. Last night, when I heard she had passed away, I looked up our family history and discovered that Joan is 4th cousins with my husband through the John Lewis and Martha Evans line. I am hoping she is having a happy reunion with ancestors who have gone before, especially her dear mother.

Cheryl Merrell

September 16, 2010

What a great loss to the world! I have very fond memories of Miss Amott. She was my fourth grade school teacher at Forrest Elementery School on 9th East and 21st South in Salt Lake about 1962. Her kindness and understanding was very impressionable for a young child like me. She chose me to place the crowning star on the Christmas tree in the evening program for the parents that year. The confidence she placed in me changed me forever for the better. I was so happy to see her years later when she came through my unit where I worked as a nurse. I will always love her for the wonderful influence she was in my life. I am so sorry for the great loss to her family. What an amazing person. No wonder Heavenly Father wanted her back home! May God bless and comfort all who miss her. With love, Cheryl Prestwich Merrell

Mary Jo Jackson Alexander

September 15, 2010

What a wonderful mentor Joan was to me when I was an intern at Forest Elementary over 30 years ago. Her example helped me as I mentored new teachers.

September 14, 2010

Dear Jeanne
Some of the happiest days of my life were spent in the home of your parents and Sister Joan. In my mind her family was an archetype of perfection, I was very sad to hear from a mutual friend of the loss of Joan. We are all greatly blessed to have known her.

September 13, 2010

I was shocked to see Joan's obituary in this mornings paper. She and I were real good friends years ago when I was single. I spent many hours in her home. She was always so gracious. She had the happiest personality. I really missed our old gang when I got married and moved away.
My prayers are with your family at this time.

Cordelia Roberts

September 13, 2010

Our family is very thankful for the love and care you showed your students through your teaching.
We will be forever grateful to you, Dear Miss Amott.

Cordelia Sohn Roberts

September 13, 2010

Dear Jeanne and David, Love to you and your family. My sister Marian and I learned about Joan being ill when we visited Jeanne at Truman and Marilyn's homecoming from New York at the open house. We didn't expect her to die this soon but knew she was extremely ill. I knew her as well as Jeanne at the U years ago, but I also knew Joan as a teacher for many years during my teaching days as well. My condolences go to you and your family as well as those of my sister Marian. I am glad that David sent me your family group sheet information for the Fox genealogy. Please send me an update of any new additions to your family. I hope to come to Wasatch Lawn on Friday to see you. I would like to attend the funeral Saturday as well but I am not sure I will be able to do so as yet. Love, Kathryn MacKay Jones