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Joanna Redford

April 1, 1928 — January 30, 2022

Joanna (Chlarson) Redford, a resident of Gila Valley, died peacefully Sunday morning on January 30, 2022, at the age of 93 at her home in Thatcher, Arizona.

Joanna is survived by 5 of her 6 sons and 6 daughters-in-law; Gary & Gaylynne Redford, Kay Redford (Lamont Redford deceased), Bruce and Dana Redford, Dan & Melanie Redford, Keith & Sandra Redford, and Dale & Karen Redford; 27 grandchildren, and 81 great-grandchildren. 

Joanna was born in Los Angeles, California on April 1, 1928, to Floyd Rudger Chlarson and Alice Ann Elmer and grew up there during the great depression where she attended elementary and high school. Her favorite activies were music, dancing, and acting.

After WWII she met and dated one of the boys returning home from the war, Glen John Redford. On October 8, 1947, they were married, and moved to Lebanon, Arizona to start a business "Lebanon Enterprises" which included a miniature golf course, skating rink, boating pond, and a general store 6 miles south of Safford. While living in Lebanon and various places in Southern California and Arizona they reared their family of 6 boys.

They spent their last 45 years together living in Globe-Miami area where Joanna served in many callings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in which she applied her music and acting talents. After the death of her husband, Glen, in 2007, Joanna relocated to Thatcher where she lived until her death. 

Joanna was known for her love of music, art and crafts, culinary arts, and her compassion toward anyone she met. 

A funeral service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., on February 12, 2022, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building at 3610 W. Church St., Thatcher, AZ after which there will be a procession to Pinal Cemetery in Miami, AZ where Joanna will be interred beside her beloved husband, Glen.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Family Will Receive Friends

Saturday, February 12, 2022

9:00 - 9:45 am (Mountain (no DST) time)

Church Street Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

3610 W. Church Street, Thatcher, AZ 85552

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain (no DST) time)

Church Street Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

3610 W. Church Street, Thatcher, AZ 85552

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Burial

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Pinal Cemetery in Central Heights

Central Heights, Globe, AZ 85539

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