Our beautiful wife and mom, Joyce Jeaneane Ackerman Chinn, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving husband and children on May 27, 2022. In the blink of an eye, her spirit left a broken body, and she was welcomed with loving arms into a great family reunion on the other side of the veil. Born June 22, 1935, the youngest of 10 children born to Carl George Ackerman and Mary Irene Nelson. Raised in a close-knit family with regular family gatherings and reunions. She is survived by her sister, Gladys (Ray) Stoker, and 20 nieces and nephews.
She married her South High School sweetheart, Don Chinn, February 19, 1955, and was later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on June 4, 1969. Shortly after marriage, Mom and Dad began their real-life episode of “This is Us.” Their family includes Debbie and Bob Stringfellow, 5 children, spouses, and 14 grandchildren; Christy and Dave Heywood, 6 children, spouses, and 10 grandchildren; Toni and Grant Martin, 4 children, spouses, and 8 grandchildren; Jeannie and Doug Thomas, 3 children, spouses, and 7 grandchildren; Mike and Jamie Chinn, 4 children, spouses, and 8 grandchildren; Matt and Kelly Chinn and 3 children. She was blessed to be called Grandma Great, or GG, by 42 sweet babies with 1 more on the way. Preceded in death was her beautiful daughter, Toni, son-in-law Dave, and great-granddaughter, baby Jo.
Most of her grandchildren and even a few of her “greats” were given their first baths with her gentle, loving hands. Over the years she, with help from Grandpa, was caregiver to 12 of their grandchildren who were taught nursery rhymes and songs at her knee.
Mom came from a heritage of family gatherings, reunions, and traditions. We are grateful to Mom and Dad for instilling the importance of these traditions in their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served in many callings. Some of her favorites were Young Women, Festival Dance Director, Relief Society, and Primary. Mom supported her daughter and sons while serving their missions by sending her love and never missed a week of writing. She had deep abiding faith and trust in her Heavenly Father and in her Savior Jesus Christ which she taught to her family.
Mom loved using her talents to provide cherished gifts such as porcelain replica bridal dolls for daughters and daughters-in-law, crocheted afghans for grandsons, ceramic dolls for granddaughters, and loop booties for every grandchild. Dozens of loop booties were also made for Cambodian friends that Toni met and taught in Wyoming while on her mission. She was an accomplished seamstress and was proud to contribute to the family budget by sewing and crocheting clothing for her daughters.
During Mom's last days she requested her children plan one last grand adventure just like the 50th anniversary celebration cruise Mom and Dad enjoyed with their children and spouses.
Don’t worry Mom, “We've Got This.”
You take care of Toni, Dave, and Jo for us. As promised, we will take care of our Dad.
In lieu of flowers, if so inclined, please consider a contribution to QVC (they may go bankrupt without mom´s daily order).
A special thank you to the loving and caring staff at IMC Hospital and Valeo Health and Hospice, especially Aimee, Kylee, and Brian for their compassionate service.
Visitation will be held Saturday June 4, 2022, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Roxborough Park Ward, 3120 West 4700 South, West Valley City, Utah, 84119. Services to follow at 12:00 PM.
Interment at the West Jordan City Cemetery, 7925 South 1300 West, West Jordan, Utah, 84088.
Services may be attended virtually at: https://youtu.be/78TCebFVsCk