JoAnn Graham

RFarmington, NM- JoAnn Graham, 63, beloved mother, grandmother and friend, suddenly returned home to her Heavenly Father Sunday, March 8, 2020.
JoAnn was born February 10, 1957, to Robert Melroy and Ruth Rene Ellis Graham of Spring City, Utah. She spent most of her life in Spring City before moving to Farmington, New Mexico.
JoAnn was a graduate of North Sanpete High School and went on to study at Snow College where she graduated with two Associates Degrees.
She was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had a very strong testimony of the church that she would share often with her kids and grandkids. She was an accomplished pianist, organist, and loved playing the hymns. Her greatest calling was that of a grandmother. She loved her grandchildren dearly and supported them in all their activities and interests where she could. She warmed our homes with love and laughter.
She is survived by her five children: Steven (Abby) Christiansen, Spring City, UT; Tyler (Brittani) Christiansen, San Tan Valley, AZ; Joseph (Kyla) Christiansen, Kirtland, NM; Lisa (Alan) Black, Farmington, NM; Jason Christiansen, Midland, TX; and 16 very special grandchildren.
She is also survived by her former spouse Bruce Christiansen; siblings, Wendy (Larry) Keller; Carolyn (Lindsay) Campbell; and David (Nola) Graham.
She was preceded in death by her loving parents Robert Melroy and Ruth Rene Ellis Graham.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Spring City 1st Ward chapel (900 N State). Viewings will be held Friday March 13, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Rasmussen Mortuary and Saturday from 9:30 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment in the Spring City Cemetery. Online condolence at

The family wishes to express heartfelt thanks and appreciation for close friends. We also extend a special thanks to the Farmington, New Mexico 5th ; and Spring City 1st Ward.

12 Responses to “JoAnn Graham”

  1. Shanna Beck says:

    Graham family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs Shanna

  2. Tom Borg says:

    I am sorry to hear of JoAnn’s passing. She was a dear friend from college, and I was glad to find her again on Facebook. God bless all of you.

  3. So sorry to hear of the passing of this sweet lady. Loved working with her at the Hospital in Mt. Pleasant . Prayers and thoughts with her family

  4. Joyce Christensen says:

    JoAnn was my dear friend for many years. I will miss her greatly. We had a wonderful lunch together the Thursday before she left for Utah on Friday. I’m so glad we had that time together. I’d like to express my care and sympathy to her family. I wish I could get to Spring City for her funeral services but I am unable to make those arrangements, but my thoughts will be with all of you on Saturday.
    With Love, Joyce

  5. I went to school with JoAnn she was the kindest person and she will always have a place in my heart she will be truly missed

  6. Our deepest condolences for your tremendous loss.

  7. Dawn Sterner says:

    My good, good friend.
    I will miss you.
    You played the piano so always just amazed me at hoe you made it look. There is so much do say yet, no words .,
    Rest in peace. Love Dawn

  8. Dawn Sterner says:

    My good, good friend.
    I will miss you.
    You played the piano so always just amazed me at how you made it look. There is so much do say yet, no words .,
    Rest in peace. Love Dawn

  9. Brian Shepherd says:

    I am deeply sorry for the loss of JoAnn. I will always treasure her for the great effect she had on me when we were youth. She was such a cute, thoughtful, talented and kind girl and a wonderful friend to our family. I was truly fortunate to have her as a close friend then. My deepest condolences to your family. I am grateful to have had her influence in my life.

  10. LuDean S. White says:

    We wish to express our deepest sympathy to you Tyler and also the rest of your siblings. What pleasant memories we have of all of you growing up in Spring City. We enjoyed having you in our home at different times. Your mother is an amazingly talented woman. She had lots of compassion for those around her. I enjoyed the time we had to serve and share together. May the blessings of the Lord be with you all.

  11. Dee C. says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. May the many happy memories you shared together be of some comfort to you in the days ahead. And may you find hope in God’s promise to soon undo ‘all tears, mourning, pain and even death’ (Rev. 21:4). Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. Darrel & Joan Olson says:

    Dear Christiansen families: We are so sorry for your loss. We treasure the memories and times we had together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Darrel and Joan Olson