Joan Buckwalter Goble
1929 - 2017
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Joan Buckwalter Goble
1929 ~ 2017
Joan Buckwalter Goble, 88, died July 7, 2017 in South Jordan, Utah.
Joan was born February 5, 1929 in Provo, Utah to John Ernest and Florence Logsdon Buckwalter and grew up in Provo, Brigham City and Salt Lake City, Utah.
She was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority at the University of Utah, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education in June 1951. She worked as a teacher at Highland Park School where she taught third grade.
Joan married George Stanford Goble on January 14, 1952 in the Salt Lake City Temple. The couple lived for 63 years together in Salt Lake City and Bountiful Utah, Arvada and Lakewood, Colorado and New Providence, New Jersey.
Joan served with her husband when he was called as mission president in the Fiji Suva Mission from 1987 to 1990. She especially loved being with the missionaries and traveling to all the islands of the mission. After their mission, they served in the Denver Colorado Temple where she was matron with her husband as president from 1998 to 2001. After that service, they moved to Utah to live closer to family.
Joan loved her family and took great joy in the birth of each grandchild and great-grandchild. She loved to read and taught this love to her family. She loved to do handwork, and made many crocheted and knitted items, especially dishrags and afghans. She taught herself to sew and was always making dresses for her five daughters as they grew up.
She is survived by her five daughters, Suzanne (Wayne) Tomkinson, Darcy (David) Damstedt, Jerri (John) Christensen, Lisa (Robert) Gray, and Gretchen (David) Williams; sister, Linda (Mike) Novakovich; 24 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren, with five more on the way.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, Utah. Viewings will be held on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the funeral home and on Saturday from 12:00-12:45 pm prior to the service. She will be buried next to her husband, who died February 3, 2015, in the American Fork Cemetery. Special thanks to Aspire Hospice, especially Janet. Online condolences may be shared at

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Published in Deseret News from Jul. 13 to Jul. 14, 2017.
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December 23, 2017
Sorry ,I missed you seeing you again.
You will always be very special to me and your husband for being my mission president.
With love always Nadia Vance
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