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Jo Ann Elizabeth Edmonds

Jo Ann Edmonds Jo Ann Edmonds

(Nov. 30, 1933 - Dec. 26, 2015)

Jo Ann Elizabeth Edmonds died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, in Powell. She was 82.

Jo Ann was born to Erma Elizabeth (Bushey) and Kenneth Wiley Graham on Nov. 30, 1933, in Powell.

She attended local schools, graduating from Powell High School and then Northwest College.

Jo Ann married Duane S. Edmonds on Jan. 28, 1956, in Powell. The couple lived in Seattle, and returned home to Powell upon retirement in 1989.

The couple had two sons, Craig and Gregory, and Jo Ann was a homemaker.

She was a member of United Methodist Church in Powell, and also was involved in the Red Hat Ladies and Ladies Auxiliary of VFW.

Jo Ann was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Duane, who died in December 2007; her parents; and sisters Norma Phillips and Willie Grace Graham.

She is survived by her sons Craig (Julie) Edmonds of Puyallup, Washington, and Gregory (Ana) Edmonds of Phoenix; brother Pat (Kathy) Graham of Powell; sister Martha Harmon of Sheridan; five grandchildren, Amanda (Brock), Chad, Megan, Jacqueline and Rachel; and one great-grandchild, Harper, who is due in May 2016.

A celebration of life service will be held in the summer of 2016.

Memorial donations in Jo Ann’s name can be made to the United Methodist Church in Powell, to the areas of greatest need.

Burial will take place in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Thompson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be sent to the family online at or to P.O. Box 807, Powell WY, 82435.


  • posted by Craig Edmonds

    January 07, 2016 12:46 pm

    Thank you all for your condolences. I will ensure the rest of the family gets these messages.

  • posted by Margy Galac

    January 04, 2016 9:34 am

    To the Edmonds & Graham families,
    Our family has lost a great lady. I have such wonderful memories of time spent with you in Seattle and Powell. JoAnn's spirit and love will always be with you. Take comfort in knowing that she is now in perfect peace and is with her beloved Duane..
    Peace & Love -
    Margy Galac

  • posted by John Benton

    December 31, 2015 10:38 am

    So sorry to learn of Joan's passing....our sincere condolences to you Pat and Martha.
    John & Mary Alice Benton

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