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JoAnne VanLeuven

Died: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Tue., Dec. 04, 2018
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

Graveside Service

1:00 PM Tue., Dec. 04, 2018
Location: Restlawn Memorial Gardens

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JoAnne VanLeuven, 78, passed away on November 30, 2018. JoAnne was born on April 21, 1940 in Logan, UT. She was the second of 3 daughters born to Robert and Laura Finch.

JoAnne grew up in Pocatello where she graduated from Pocatello High School. She then went to Ricks College and Carroll College to obtain her RN degree. Later she attended Idaho State University and received a BS degree in Nursing. She worked at Bannock Hospital in Pocatello for many years as a cancer nurse. She retired in 2002.

JoAnne married Delbert Eugene and was the mother of 2 children and 5 step-children. She was later divorced.


JoAnne enjoyed reading, watching Hallmark movies, spending time with her family and eating and sharing jelly beans. She loved helping others.

JoAnne was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; where she held various callings. Visiting teaching was her favorite calling. 


JoAnne is survived by her sister, Bobette Finch, Pocatello, ID; son, Allen VanLeuven, Prineville, Oregon, son, Kevin VanLeuven,  Prineville, Oregon, son, Clayton VanLeuven, American Falls, ID, son, Kelly VanLeuven, Pocatello, ID, daughter, Teresa Martin, Pocatello, ID, son,  Robert VanLeuven, Pocatello, ID; 20 grandchildren and 57 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, Laura Finch; father, Robert Finch; sister, Diane Feltman; and son, Tracy VanLeuven.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 1 pm at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, 2864 S. 5th Ave. Pocatello, ID with a viewing prior from 12-1 pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, ID.




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Terry and Julia England
   Posted Sat December 01, 2018
To all of JoAnne's clan, You know the old story, why didn't I so see her sooner, but I didn't, and now I can just hope she will know she was thought of often and prayed she wouldn't have to suffer long. JoAnne, I loved you so much. You were always so kind and willing to keep in touch even when we were in Arizona for the winters. It's so hard to see our old friends leaving, but so grateful we know where you are and that you can be happy with your family on the other side of the veil. You had a tough life, but you made the most of it. May you rest in peace with the Lord. Family, may His love surround you as you lay your mother, grandmother, to rest. She loved you all very much and only prayed for your happiness and well being. Love, Julie and Terry

LuAn & Dawane Hemenway
   Posted Mon December 03, 2018
Our deepest sympathies to you at the loss of this dear woman. She was so loved.

Fred N
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
To the Family,
I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Losing my parent has been difficult for me. However, I found this scripture helpful. At 2 Cor 1:3,4 it says: “3Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;4Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”
One thing the Bible states that has helped is what Jesus said at John5:28,29: “28Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,29And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life;”
Hopefully these few texts can help your family during this time as it has for me.

Rose M
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
I extend my deepest sympathies to the family.  When a family member dies, our pain and grief can be unbearable. May the God of all comfort (2 Cor. 1:3, 4) give the family the strength and comfort in this time of need. God promises that death will be no more (Rev 21:4). As we wait on that promise to be fulfilled,  may the God of comfort give you the strength to endure.

Kathy Van Leuven Culley
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
Very sorry for your loss. Joanne sounds like a wonderful lady, that lead a very blessed life. My grandfather was Imel Silas VanLeuven lived in Downey and our Grandmother Hazel was a nurse also for many years. Feeling we must be related some how. Do those names sound familiar.? Again very sorry for your loss.

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