Joan Bateman

Passed away on July 6, 2019

Joan Brough Bateman

Joan Brough Bateman passed away peacefully in her home on July 6, 2019, at the age of 92. She was born August 17, 1926, in Nephi, Utah to Franklin Hanmer Brough and Blanche Bigler Brough.

She married John J. Bateman September 13, 1948, in the Salt Lake Temple, but lived over 40 years of her life as a widow. She was the selfless mother to Barbara Langdorf (Kim), John Christopher (Robin) and Edward James. Preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brothers Franklin Keith Brough and Sherman Gordon Brough Survived by her children, 7 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren, and her Sister Miriam Braithwaite Flandro.

Joan began playing the piano at the age of 7 and continued throughout her life. A faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, she shared her musical gifts with the Primary, Relief Society and many other organizations. Joan passionately loved the piano, especially playing duets with her grandchildren. She graduated from Utah State University with a degree in English. Always skilled with language, she excelled in word games, spelling, and crossword puzzles. Later in her life, she studied the French language. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Utah State Board of Education for many years. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening, cooking and good food, classical music, and opera. She lived her life in a humble and selfless manner. She was known by family, friends, neighbors, and acquaintances as a friendly, generous and refined woman. She endured countless struggles with strong determination and patience. She was a defender and protector of her family. She was happiest when she was doing things for others. She adored spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 12:00 pm at the Valley View 7th Ward, 2249 East 3900 South. A Viewing will be held on Friday 6-8 pm at the ward and Saturday 11-11:45 prior to the funeral.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Bateman family.


  • John Bateman, Husband
  • Barbara Langdorf, Daughter
  • John C Bateman, Son
  • Edward Bateman, Son
  • Joan is also survived by seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.


  • Viewing Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Viewing Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 13, 2019


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Diane, Dan & Elizabeth Henry

July 12, 2019

Joan was our wonderful neighbor for over 15 years. She was a kind and gentle “grandmother next door “ to Elizabeth & Danielle, She encouraged them to pick her strawberries while listening to their endless chatter.

For some reason she grew to love our crazy black lab, Ace. She would turn on the sprinkler for him on hot summer days, and would endlessly throw his slobbery, dirty tennis ball.

Joan also shared her love of gardening with us and we still have some of her beautiful pink peonies in our garden that remind us of her every Spring. We are so sorry for your loss.

This quote reminds us of her:
“A beautiful light remains where a beautiful soul has passed.”
-Antoine Boyeua

Sergio Fraustro

July 11, 2019

"Those we Love don't go away,
they walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard,
but always near
so Loved, so missed so very dear".

My deepest condolences to the Bateman's Family,
our hearts are with you.