M. Joan Mildenstein , 92, passed peacefully from this life on Sunday, March 19, 2023 in Provo, Utah .\n\nShe was born April 8, 1931 in Madison, Yolo County, California, the 3rd child of Ernest A. Dangerfield and Iva Beulah Schooling. She joined brothers Keith and Ervin, and was followed by her sister Carol. \n\nHer family moved to Josephine, Co. Oregon in 1937 at the height of the Great Depression. Growing up in the timber country and river valleys of Southern Oregon, gave her a lifelong appreciation of trees, flowers, and all of God’s creations. \n\nShe met her husband Gilbert after WWII and they were married in 1949. She and Gib were later sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple. They raised their 3 boys in Grants Pass, Oregon\n\nJoan will be remembered for: \nBeing frugal and Practical \nHaving a beautiful soprano voice\nLoving Strauss waltzes and listening to them often\nLoving gardening, flowers and her dogs and cats \nBeing an excellent seamstress, and unapologetically loving each member of her family.\n\nShe especially enjoyed camping with her extended family during hunting season, and was an excellent shot herself. She fiercely defended her roses from uninvited deer!\n\nMostly she will be remembered for being the first in her family to embrace the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The legacy of faith left to her extended family, is immeasurable. We love and honor you Mom, and Grandma!\n\nJoan will be greatly missed, but we rejoice as we think of her reunion with husband Gilbert (Gib), her parents and brothers Keith and Ervin, son Ernest, grandson Nik and great-granddaughter Lucy.\n\nShe is survived by her sister Carol Siler (Salem, Oregon), sons Keith Mildenstein (Debbie) Provo, Utah, Boyd Mildenstein (Paula) Orem, Utah, and Gary Mildenstein (Becki) New Lexington, Ohio.\n\nHer legacy includes 16 grandchildren, 55-great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. \n\nA viewing and memorial service will be held on Thursday April 6, 2023 at Nelson Family Mortuary (4780 N. University Avenue in Provo, Utah) viewing at 2:00 P.M, memorial at 2:30 PM. Interment will be in the Granite Hill Cemetery in Grants Pass, Oregon at a later date.\n\n The family would like to thank the staff at Cove Point Retirement Community for their kind, attentive care, especially during this past year.