Joseph Packer
1955 - 2021
BORN
April 3, 1955
DIED
February 25, 2021
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Blackfoot, ID 83221-3277
Joseph Clyde Packer, 65, of Ammon, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

Joe was born April 3, 1955 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Alden Packer and Lola Hillam Packer. Joe graduated from high school in Hailey, Idaho. He attended Ricks College where he met Valerie Clement. He then graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Weber State.

On August 29, 1974 he married Valerie Clement in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple and together raised their four children; Andrea, Ryan, Alecia and Adam.

Joe began providing for his family as a police officer in Salt Lake City. After close to ten years, he and Valerie decided they needed to make a career and life change, sending them on an adventure through several states ending in California where Joe began working as an airframe and power plant mechanic at the Oakland Airport. As his career progressed, he worked his way into management overseeing all structural repair and all maintenance oversight of the United Airlines fleet of aircraft at the San Francisco International Airport. After a very rewarding time in San Francisco and Oakland with a lot of family travel opportunity, they again set off for another life changing career. This change took them back to Salt Lake where Joe finished his working time utilizing his previous expertise and experience in law enforcement with a career in security for the LDS church in and around Temple Square and church headquarters. Here Joe was often either mistaken for Elder Holland or used as his stunt double by the missionaries in the area. He has many great friends and memories from his time with the church in Salt Lake.

As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Joe loved the gospel and enjoyed sharing his testimony with those around him. He had the opportunity to serve in various capacities including Bishop of a student ward and as a stake high counselor. Joe felt blessed to serve and those he served felt blessed and were touched by his love and spirit.

Joe enjoyed being in the mountains, hiking, camping, and traveling on road trips. He also enjoyed working on home and car renovation projects. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He always wanted to be there to support them in their various activities.

Joe is survived by his wife, Valerie of Ammon; children, Andrea (Jeff) Walters of Meridian, ID, Ryan (Heather) Packer of San Antonio, TX, Alecia (Ryan) Wells of Orem, UT, and Adam (Kieley) Packer of Arbon, ID; mother-in-law, Marilyn Clement; siblings, Phillip (Pat) Packer, Emily (David) Rowe, Laurie (Farrell) Newland, Michael (Shannon) Packer, Matt Packer, and Ellen (Mike) Snyder; and 14 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alden and Lola Packer and Larry Clement.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday March 3, 2021 at the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave. Blackfoot, ID. Friends and family will gather for a viewing for one hour prior to the services beginning at 10:00 am at the funeral home Due to the Covid 19 restrictions, those friends and loved ones that prefer to stay home can watch the service on a live broadcast. The service can be viewed and condolences can be shared atwww.hawkerfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated and can be made at the Hawker Funeral Home.
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Published by Post Register from Mar. 2 to Mar. 4, 2021.
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Bishop Packer was a great man! It was an honor and blessing to have him and his wife serve in the singles ward I attended. He was kind, patient, and understanding. Prayers and hugs to Valerie and her children!
Brenda Rupp
Friend
March 5, 2021
We knew Joe as a young man when he became part of the wonderful Clements family. He adored Valerie and Valerie adored him. We loved their dedication to each other and to their family. He became a friend to us and we enjoyed hearing about them through the years. Our hearts are sad with his passing; not for him because we know he is just fine. We know how much his sweetheart, children, and grandchildren need him still. We pray they will feel him near, carry on his happy, gospel-centered ways, and know they will be together again. We love you.
Judy (and late LaMar Wilcox) Wilcox Ricks
Friend
March 3, 2021
We will miss you as we progress down this short path. It was good to meet with you and enjoyed our friendship. We will meet again in a short while, Thank you for being our neighbor
Bob and Ada Anderson
Friend
March 3, 2021
Joe was a great mentor and friend. He was always very encouraging and helped me be better.
Benjamin Hurst
Friend
March 3, 2021
Such a great man. He loves his family so much!
Louisa McDonald
March 3, 2021
We were so very sorry to hear of the passing of Joe. We pray for peace and comfort for all of your family.
Kathy and Mark Sanders
Family
March 2, 2021
I met Joe when we were hired to work for church security. I have fond memories of our training days up to the day he retired. We ate dinner together during our shift for years and I cherish the memories of the great conversations we had about the Gospel and life. He was dear friend, a good example, and I will always remember his kindness to me.
JC Lopez
Friend
March 1, 2021
Great man. Sorry to know he’s gone. Condolences to his family.
Douglas Dearden
Friend
March 1, 2021
Joe and Valery were so gracious, friendly and kind. We loved them here in the Bountiful 33rd Ward while they were our friends and neighbors. We are grateful to have known them and extend our great sympathy to Valerie and the family.
Allen and Mary Lou Pickering
Friend
March 1, 2021
Joe’s family lived next door to us in Hailey. Our families built houses approximately the same time in what became known as Mormonville. I am so sorry for your loss to all of The Packer Family. Thank heaven for the Plan of Salvation. May Heavenly Father bring you comfort at this time.
Kandy Brower Hunt
Neighbor
March 1, 2021
Valerie, we are so sorry to hear this news. Joe was such a great guy. His hallmark was his perennial smile. The picture posted here captures it perfectly. We and all of 33rd Ward love you guys. Our hearts are with you.
Stephen Christiansen
Friend
March 1, 2021
I didn’t know Joseph, but I have never met anyone as sweet and kind as you, Valerie. I am so sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to you. Take care. Love, Marla Furniss Hone
Marla Hone
Friend
March 1, 2021
The Packers were our neighbors when they lived in Bountiful. We had a 4 foot chainlink fence that separated our yards. I had a lot of very young children at the time. One day I was washing dishes and watching the kids play in the back yard through the window. As kids do, they started to fight over a toy. The toy dropped, made a loud noise and caused one child to scream. All of a sudden Joe hopped the fence like a deer and ran towards the noise. It was pretty impressive. I ran out to apologize and thank him. I almost wished there had been an emergency to validate his heroic response. I don't think he talked to me for a month. But my kids remember him for bringing home the end bolts of paper from church security and for being the olympic class pole vaulter that lived next door. His family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
KaDee Troop
Neighbor
March 1, 2021
I worked with Joe at Church Security. We shared a lot of laughs and enjoyable times: I considered Joe one of my dearest friends. He will be greatly missed.
Jeff Hicks
Coworker
March 1, 2021
I was so shocked to hear this news. Joe and I are the same age and served together in church security. It was always a pleasure working with him, he was a great officer. My sincere condolences.
Kim Moss
Coworker
March 1, 2021
My name is Alex Jubitz and I worked with Joe in church security and I helped him move to Idaho from Bountiful. Joe trained me as a new security officer for the church and I remember plain as day all the walking he made me do to the point that I had blisters on both feet. But I was determined to keep up with him as I was only 26 years old. Joe is a great man with high morals and standards that led him to be the man that he was. I wish his family comfort and peace as they continue loving and caring for each other.
Alex Jubitz
Friend
March 1, 2021
I had the honor of working with Joe at Church Security. He was a great man and friend. He'll be greatly missed.
Bryan Wood
Coworker
March 1, 2021
Joe was a mentor to me when I started with Church Security. He was friendly and patient, and I enjoyed being around him. His testimony of the Gospel was obvious. I have missed much since he retired, always hoping he would visit. My deepest condolences on your loss of this wonderful man.
Todd Glover
Friend
March 1, 2021
My heart goes out to all of you at this tender time. I was saddened to hear of this. He was such a wonderful guy! I love our huge family and all my cousins. May you feel loving arms around you to comfort and provide a source of strength. xo

With Deepest Sympathy,
Rachel Packer
Rachel Packer
Family
February 28, 2021