Joan Christiansen Datwyler, adoring wife, hallowed mother, and cherished grandmother, returned home to her Heavenly Father’s care on September 3, 2023, in Logan, Utah, at the age of 93. She died of natural causes due to age.
Joan was born March 9, 1930, in Logan, Utah, to Aaron Christiansen and Rosa Theresa Zilles Christiansen of Hyrum, Utah. She attended South Cache High School, where she was student body secretary. She attended Utah State University and worked at Hyrum Drug Store, the Bluebird Soda Fountain, and the Budge Clinic as a medical assistant.
Joan met and courted her husband, Denzel Fred Datwyler, of Logan. They began their 73 years of marriage in the Logan Temple on May 29, 1950. They were blessed with five children and resided in Logan their whole lives.
Loved by all who knew her, Joan was always positive and looked for ways to help and serve others. Joan and Denzel enjoyed socializing with their friends and dinner groups over the years. A favorite memory was camping with neighborhood families at Arches National Park during spring break.
Joan enjoyed the outdoors with her husband, including hunting, fishing, skiing, camping, and traveling. She was an excellent cook and homemaker and was well known for her light, flakey, mouth-watering pies. Joan was an excellent seamstress, sewing stylish clothing for her children and grandchildren. She was very supportive of all her family members’ activities.
A devoted wife and mother, Joan served her family and everyone around her. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as Primary president, and ward and stake Relief Society president, among other callings. Joan and Denzel served in the Missouri Independence Mission. They also served in the Logan Temple for 12 years.
Joan is predeceased by her parents and siblings: Gordon Christiansen, Marzell Downs, Cloteel Larsen, Dale Christiansen, LaGrande Christiansen, and Rose Marie Pilkington; and son, Scott Datwyler.
Joan is survived by her husband, Denzel F. Datwyler; her children Jill (Ron) Barr, Logan; Julie Datwyler, Logan; Shelly (Dan) Flake, St. George; Bryan (Wendy) Datwyler, Kaysville; and Jessie Datwyler, St. George; as well as 16 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held September 8, 2023, at noon at the Logan 19th Ward at 1255 N. 600 E., Logan. A viewing will be held prior to services from 10 - 11:45 a.m. at the same location. The graveside service will follow immediately after at the Logan Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Julie Datwyler for her dedicated, loving care for mom. Funeral services are under the direction of Allen-Hall Mortuary. Memories and condolences may be shared and expressed at www.allenmortuaries.com