JoAn Marva (Brown) Ekstrom

August 10, 1940 - March 5, 2024
JoAn Marva (Brown) Ekstrom

It is with the deepest sadness that the family of JoAn Marva (Brown) Ekstrom announces her passing. JoAn returned to her heavenly home peacefully while surrounded by love on Tuesday March 5th, 2024, at the age of 83.

JoAn was born on August 10, 1940, to Charles Elden Kingston and Afton Alice Ann Brown in Salt Lake City, UT. She married her soulmate, Alton Frank Ekstrom, on January 20th, 1962, and soon after began their family, having 3 daughters and 5 sons.

JoAn will lovingly be remembered by her husband, 8 children (Susan, Brenda, Robert "York", Catherine, Jason, David, Steven, and Martin), 18 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. Her brothers (David and Vern Brown) and her sister (Annabelle Smith). She was greeted in heaven by her parents, brothers (Derral and Lionel Brown), and sister (Verla Dye).

A celebration of her life will be on Monday, March 11, 2024 from 6-8 PM at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106. A short graveside service will be held the following day March 12, 2024 at 1 PM Bountiful Cemetery, 2224 South 200 West, Bountiful, Utah 84010.

JoAn's family would like to express their appreciation to all the healthcare providers that have cared for her over the years. We will forever remember your efforts while providing JoAn with compassionate care. In lieu of flowers please consider making donations to The Rock Church.