Nelson Funeral Home
162 East 400 North
Logan, UT
JoAnn Autry 7/21/1942 ~ 1/12/2010 JoAnn Ruth Thorne Autry passed away Tuesday January 12, 2010 at her home in Providence after a valiant struggle with cancer.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 16, 2010 at the Providence Stake Center, 180 S. 485 W., Providence, UT. Friends may call Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Home, 162 E. 400 N., Logan, UT and Saturday morning at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Hyrum City Cemetery. Condolences may be extended to the family online at

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Two words sum up JoAnn "Absolutely Amazing!!"
Dave Huish
January 28, 2010
Heather,I just read about your mom. I am sooo sorry for your loss. I wish I had known I would have come. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I remember how you were there for me in my loss. I wish I could have been there for you. Please know and remember how much I love you and your family. You are such a kind and loving person. I am so sorry again for your loss. I love and miss you. Julie Walpole
January 18, 2010
JoAnn was a remarkable lady, one who was an example of kindness, caring and integrity. It was easy to know that she was sincere in her work and care for those she served. We need more JoAnn Autrys in this world. Thank you, JoAnn for your example.

-Ken Mitchell, Logan (currently at Nanjing, China)
January 17, 2010
JoAnn Autry,
The way she conducted her life was a true example of Charity, the pure love of Christ. She dealt with the sometimes cruel adversity in her life with faith and dignity, in fact it seemed to empower her with an increased capacity to love and strengthen others. What a great example to all of us! I am blessed to have known the Autry family since I was just a boy in Southern California and Brock was just a baby. Leroy was my Webelos leader. JoAnn was one of my mother's best friends and was there to support her with her battle with cancer several years ago. My sincere condolences go out the family... your mother taught you well.
Todd Johnson
January 16, 2010
Sweet JoAnn! We sang those beautiful songs for the ward Christmas sacrament meeting together. We smiled at each other at the early morning endowment sessions. When you gave your testimony-filled lessons in Relief Society, my heart matched yours in your conviction of Jesus Christ and his redemption and atonement. And more importantly, you were the first woman I met and knew personally who shared yourself and your love for our Savior with such intimacy with me. What can I say? Your love for Him drew me closer to you, even closer than you probably realized. Thank you! I pray God will bless your loved ones who grieve your passing.
Sarah Bott
January 16, 2010
I remember the first time I met JoAnn. She was so friendly and outgoing. You could sense right away that she had a very wonderful and warm spirit. I am so grateful that our paths crossed in this life. I loved learning from her unbelievable example, and from her inspiring Relief Society lessons. JoAnn had a way of making you feel so special and loved. Believing as we do, I can only feel such happiness for her, knowing she passed her Earth Life test with flying colors and has now returned Home. I will always consider her one of the most inspirational people I have known.
Jamie Casperson
January 15, 2010
Bree and Heather,
I pray god may bless you and your family with comfort and peace. Your mother was always so kind to me, that is how I will remember her.
Lacey Gapinski
Lacey Gapinski
January 15, 2010
Dear Autry Family, I extend my deepest condolences to you all. Joann was very special woman who toched the hearts of so many people including myself. I will always be thankful for the love that Joann and the rest of the family shared with us while we attended USU. All my love and Prayers. Dean "Dean-o" Dominguez
Dean Dominguez
January 15, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I had the chance to work with Joann for a brief time at CFSC while doing my internship. She was a wonderful lady who blessed many peoples lives! Her legacy lives on in the lives of those around her. May the Lord bless you at this your time of need.
Rachael Kennington
January 15, 2010
Dear Autry Family, May you feel comfort and love during this hard time. Your Mom was a very amazing women who touched all who knew her. Carry her love within your heart and know that she loved each of you very much. Be as tender to each other as she was. Joann was so comforting to me when my son died she empathized with me before and after his death. Thanks so much for sharing her with me. I hope you feel your Father's arms around you and know that you are very special in his eyes. Beth Allen
January 15, 2010
JoAnn was one of the most incredible individuals I have ever met. She is an example to all of us and touched so many peoples lives, including my family. God Bless.
Mark Nelson
January 15, 2010
So sad to see this today. My condolences go out to the family. We group up in the same neighborhood and I know JoAnn was an amazing woman. Brock, Aram and all the kids, our thoughts are with you. - Jim Woolley
Jim Woolley
January 15, 2010
Your Mom was a dear friend. I learned so much from her over the years. She has always inspired me to be better. Her example will remain with me always.
Carry on in her ways!
Shellie Hurt
January 14, 2010
I came to know Joann when we were both trained at Team Hope/National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. She was a dear Lady! The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear we share your grief.
Vicki Kelly
January 14, 2010
Your mother was an amazing woman. I worked with her as a student at the Wellness Center at Utah State from 1998-her retirement. She was a great mentor and friend and she will be missed.
Jaylyn Thomas Merrill
January 14, 2010
January 14, 2010
Your mother was a dear friend when my family lived in the 25th Ward, back in the 70's. She was an amazing woman and had such a zest for life! I admired her so much. I'm sure there's a sweet reunion on the other side. I loved your dear mother, and will miss her. May the Lord hold you all close and help you through this time. With sympathy and love, Jeri Lott
(Aram, my son, Chris, and his wife, Jessie, are in your ward now.)
Jeri Lott
January 14, 2010
Heather & Breanne, Brock & Aram - Thank you for sharing your mother with the world for all of your lives. She was an incredible force for good in this world. She is who I want to be when I grow up. Love, Camielle
Camielle Call
January 14, 2010
JoAnn amazing example to everyone she came to know, I will misss her and Send love & prayers to her family. She is with her sweethearts now and not suffering anymore. I love you JoAnn
Tiffini Shinsel
January 14, 2010
To the Autry family,
I am so saddened by the passing of your Mother. I know you all held special bonds with her, especially with what you've all been through in life. She told me over the holidays she wanted as many days as possible to be with you (knowing that the end was coming), but now she is with Leroy and Trisha. I'm sure the reunion was beautiful, and I know Mom was there to greet her, too. Now, she is watching over all of you from above.
With all the wonderful work she did in this life, you know she has a great calling now...
What a wonderful example she was to those who knew her. She kept her chin up through everything, and continually gave to others. I often told her how I admired her, wondering how she's gotten through her trials in life, etc. Her reply, always, was the Gospel.
Be there for each other as you grieve your loss, and cherish the memories you hold. Love you all, Pamela Johnson
Pamela Johnson
January 14, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss of JoAnn. What a wonderful woman! She was and is such a great example to me. I have enjoyed being her neighbor and friend for these past three years. I am happy for her that she is being reunited with her family, especially her husband and daughter after all these years. How happy she must be. I am going to miss her and miss chatting with her in our yards. I love her, what an inspiration to all of us. Sandy Barber
Sandy Barber
January 14, 2010
Thank You JoAnn for being a perfect example of what it means to be a true disciple of Christ and showing all of us how to love. Yourlegacy will go on! Be at Peace, and enjoy the long awaited Family reunion in heaven. Love you my friend.
Fern Hughes
January 14, 2010
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