Joanne Jones Middleton, 89, passed away August 16, 2023 in Cedar City, Utah. She was born October 19, 1933 to Shadrach Cannon Jones and Ella Montez Harris in Provo, Utah. She was the 6th of 6 children. Cannon, Montez, Robert, Jim, and a twin sister that was stillborn.\n\nMom attended Brigham Young high school. Her best friend growing up was Diane Smith who lived across the street. Mom was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint. In High School, she participated in different singing activities and carried her singing on into her later life, until she had kids and realized she was the only one with that talent. After high school, she worked at different National Parks then landed at the Hotel Escalante in their accounting department and at the front desk. There, she became roommates and life-long friends with Annette Bauer. While both were working there, Donna and Cluff Jolley lined them up with two upstanding Cedar City men who became their husbands.\n\nMom married Robert Francis Middleton on February 2, 1957 and started her farm life. She grew up in the city so it was new to her. After living in town for a few years, they moved to Hamilton Fort so dad could just walk across the street to work. Mom adapted well, feeding doggies, washing tons of vegetables every summer night and washing whatever off of the blue, brown and green chicken eggs. Before moving to the farm, she grew her family, Diane, David, and Michael who only lived 4 months. She was a great mom and took care of her family. We were always her first priority.\n \nFor fun, mom was in a bridge club with the same ladies for about 24 years. She was active in the Lady Elks and the Lady Woolgrowers. She was the mom that took my friends on trips before we became independent because she was fun. She taught me to love Soap Operas and how to make cookies. She never missed any sporting event David was in, scorekeeping in Little League and cheering him on through High School.\n\nShe was an awesome grandma to all 7 of her grandkids, tending, shopping, watching them do their thing. If any of them are at all sarcastic, they got it from her. They all love her and will miss their chats with her. They are Danielle, Joe (Chezlie), Kade (Maddie), Rand (Tracy), Nathan (Candice), Amanda (Tyler), and Jeff (Tayler). She also has 20 great grandchildren. Many of them have fun memories of Grand Jo or the Old Old grandma.\n\nShe was preceded in death by her husband Bob, all of her siblings and their spouses and her son Michael. She is also preceded in death by many dear friends that will be waiting for her. She is survived by her children, Diane (Kit) and David (Stacey). Thank you Mary, Sharon, and Janie for being such great friends and a very special thank you to the workers and caregivers at All Seasons care center. You made her life happy up until the very end. You are the best.\n \nFuneral services will be Wednesday, August 23, 2023. Viewing will be 9:30-10:30, funeral at 11am. The viewing and funeral will be held at South Utah Mortuary in Cedar City. Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent at www.mortuary.org.