September 6, 1938 - July 12, 2021
Joanna Lou Michels, 82, passed away July 12, 2021, at her home in St. George, Utah. Joanna was born September 6, 1938 in Hamilton, Montana to William and Lonita Reichel. Joanna graduated from Hamilton High School in 1957 where she was active in the choir and thespian club. Joanna married her husband, Lowell, in 1958 in Missoula, Montana. It was in Missoula their first child, daughter Laurel, was born. In 1960 they relocated to Wyoming where their next three children, sons Kenny, Lowell, and Charlie, were born. In 1966 the family made the move to Salinas, CA where their family was made complete after daughter Amy was born. In 1983 Joanna and Lowell moved to Sacramento, CA and eventually settled in Roseville, CA. Joanna worked many years for the Social Security Administration. After retirement Joanna loved traveling with Lowell. Trips she especially enjoyed were the ones they took to British Columbia, Costa Rica to spend time with her brother, Bill, and the cruises they journeyed on through Hawaii, Mexico, and Europe. They also loved their many summer trips to Montana visiting with family. Sadly, in 2011, Joanna lost her dearly loved Lowell. In 2019 she moved to St. George, Utah to be closer to her daughter, Amy, and grandchildren. She loved her new life in an active senior community. There she enjoyed playing games and visiting with many new friends. Joanna was predeceased by her husband, Lowell, her parents, William and Lonita, and siblings, Barbara and Bernie. She is survived by her twin brother, Bill Reichel, children, Laurel (Frank) Crandell, Kenny (Laura), Lowell, Charlie (Lukrynda), and Amy (Danny) Leighter, grandchildren, Amanda, Frank, Adam, Zachary, Keith, Brian, Caity, Matthew, John, Jason, Greg and thirteen great-grandchildren. Joanna also leaves behind her faithful companion, her sweet dog, Lucy. At Joanna’s request no services will be held. Joanna was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be very truly missed.
Joanna Lou Michels, 82, passed away July 12, 2021, at her home in St. George, Utah. Joanna was born September 6, 1938 in Hamilton, Montana to William and Lonita Reichel. Joanna graduated from Hamilton High School in 1957 where she was active... View Obituary & Service Information
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