Joannie Draper Reese 1955 ~ 2010 Our loving Joannie Draper Reese passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2010. Joni was born on October 15, 1955 in Salt Lake City. She married the love of her life, Charles C. Reese on April 11, 1985 in Elko. She had one son, Jason who was the joy of her life. Joni attended Hillcrest High School. She loved being a mom to Jason. She had a big heart, loved animals and the outdoors. Joni was preceded in death by her mom, Ida Rist. Survived by her husband, Chuck, her son Jason (Melissa), her granddaughter Mia, brother Calvin Rist (Jan), sisters Ida Sorenson, Caroline Snyder (Rodney), mother-in-law Bessie Reedeker, brother-in-law Mike Reese (Joyce), sisters-in-law Sue Kocher (Willie), Barbara Mackay and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held Saturday, August 7, 2010, 10 a.m. at Noah's 320 W. 11000 S. South Jordan, UT. A special thanks to the staff at IMC Critical Care Unit. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted. For more information see

Published by Deseret News from Aug. 5 to Aug. 6, 2010.
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Joni -- thank you for all the times you made me laugh when I wanted to cry. But most of all thank you for your friendship.
Rena Norton
August 20, 2010
Dear Chuck,
I am so sad for your loss. I have fond memories of the time that you and Joannie got together those many years ago in the canyon. Best party we ever had. I regret not having visited over these years. I do know that she loved you very much. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences at this time.
Your old friend,
Art James
August 17, 2010
In loving memory of one of the sweetest women i have known. Joni will be missed very much. She was a great Aunt, and friend.
~Micah Reese~
August 9, 2010
Joyce Reese
West Valley City, Utah
August 6, 2010 2:07 PM Dear Charlie, Jason,and Melissa I'm so sorry for your lost, and the lost to all of us. Joni was a great person and always thinking of others all the time. With her cute gifts she was always thinking of others where ever she might go, thinking if someone would like this, and then giving it to them when she saw them next time. We all loved her and will miss her very much. Love Joyce
Joyce Reese
August 7, 2010
I am sorry for your lost joannie was a
good friend and was loved by everyone
she meet. We will keep her in our hearts
she is bless and is at peace now.
Love Sandy,mickie and all.
Sandy Petersen
August 6, 2010
Chuck and Jason, we are so sorry to hear about the all too soon passing of Joni. Chuck, your dedication and love for Joni has always been evident through the tender care and the light in your eyes when ever you would tell me about how she was doing. Your love for Joni really impressed us through the years. We know how proud you both are of Jason. We know that Joni is free of all of lifes burdens and reunited with loved ones at this time. May our love, thoughts and friendship provide some small amount of comfort to you as you go through this sad and difficult time. Hang in there!
Your friends,
Dee and Tami Young
Dee and Tami Young
August 6, 2010
Nice pick for the Obit pic, she always wore stylish diva shades. Joannie was always A super thoughtful, kindhearted woman, always thinking of others, and not herself. Full of smiles and laughter since as far back as I can remember as a child. Never forgot my birthday, and always showed me love. I know you'll still be thinking of us in heaven, and we'll always be thinking of you. See ya again one day, Love you, Miss you.
*Amanda J. Reese
Amanda Reese
August 5, 2010
Our deepest sympathies Jason, Charlie and the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Karla and Mike Buh
Buh Mike
August 5, 2010
We will always remember her kind spirit.....and of course the ducks!! :)

our thoughts and prayers~

Alfonso and Jennifer Montes Family
August 5, 2010
Chuck so sorry for your loss Joannie was such a great person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Jason..Robyn Wagner
August 5, 2010
Chuck, My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Take care of yourself.
Ric Elizondo
August 5, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss Jason, know we are here for you and Melissa. Love you guys
Nathan and Natalie Schafer
August 5, 2010
Reese family and Friends,
So sorry for your loss. Joannie will be missed and never forgotten.
Rest in Peace....Love Diane J. Christensen
Diane Christensen
August 5, 2010
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