On Friday August 4th 2023, JoAnn Hatch Farmer, loving friend, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully. JoAnn passed away surrounded by her family, at the Courtyard at James town assisted living center in Provo, Utah, at the age of 88.\n\nJoAnn was born in Boise, Idaho to Francis Hatch and Mary Brown on February 27, 1935. She grew up in Boise attending Lowell elementary school and North Junior high school. She graduated from Boise High school in 1953. She met her husband, Glenn Farmer, in Boise and they were married March 5th of 1953, in Winnemucca Nevada, a couple of months before JoAnn graduated from high school. They were sealed in the Idaho Falls temple on their first wedding anniversary.\n\nJoAnn loved music and studied music and piano at Boise State University. She was active in the Idaho Federation of Music Clubs and the Boise Tuesday Musical club. JoAnn happily served in both organizations as President at different times. JoAnn also taught piano lessons for years, but could not get her sons to enjoy piano.\n\nJoAnn was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in many callings throughout the years. She served as Young Women’s President, Relief Society President and Stake Relief Society President. She served as Ward and Stake organist for many years. JoAnn was able to serve in the Boise Idaho Temple presidency with her husband from 1999 to 2003. A calling they both enjoyed immensely.\n\nJoAnn was not able to have children so they adopted 1 girl, Karen and 3 boys, Kevin, Gregg and Mark. Karen died in infancy but her boys kept her busy. She was able to be a homemaker and raise her family in Boise. JoAnn and Glenn moved to James Town Assisted Living center in Provo in 2019 to be closer to family. Glenn passed away in January of 2021 from Covid related complications.\n\nJoAnn was loved by all who knew her. She had an infectious smile and always remembered the names of the residents and health care workers at James Town. Despite her pain and struggle with Parkinson’s disease, she remained cheerful and expressed gratitude to those around her.\n\nJoAnn is preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Glenn Farmer, her older brother Eugene, and 2 sisters Vea and Norma. JoAnn is survived by her younger brother Melvin, 3 sons Kevin, Gregg and Mark, 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren with 2 more babies due this year.\n\nA funeral will be held at the Nelson Family Mortuary in Provo at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday August 9th. Those who wish can join via a webcast (see link listed below in Service information).\n\nJoAnn will be buried in Boise, Idaho, at the Terrace Lawn Memorial Gardens. A grave side service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday August 11th for friends and family in the area. JoAnn and her family wish to extend our sincere thanks to Health Watch Hospice and the nurses and health care workers at Courtyard James Town Assisted Living center.