Jo Ann Dickerson Froelich

Jo Ann Dickerson Froelich was born on June 21st, 1948 and passed away on June 26th, 2016 surrounded by her family.

Jo Ann was diagnosed on May 17th with Brain Cancer. Her short fight was filled with family time, laughter and as always uplifting everyone around her.Froelich Jo Ann Photo 5

She lived life to the fullest and with no regrets. It was filled with many exciting adventures and opportunities that she embraced with all her heart but her last opportunity was one she couldn’t refuse and that was to be reunited with the love of her life David Froelich and other family members she loved dearly. She waited patiently for 20 years to see her eternal companion. We are sure the reunion in heaven was sweet. She reunited with her dear parents, Wesley and Maybelle Dickerson, brother Mark Dickerson and sister in law Geraldine Dickerson along with many more family and friends.

Jo Ann Froelich Photo1She left strict instruction to celebrate her life in true Jo Ann fashion. A party! She loved a good pastry, and no event was complete without Ice Cream. She loved the finer things in life. Her grandkids could always count on a creamy in the freezer for a summer treat.

She loved to read, knit, sew, garden, entertain, hang out with grandkids and work hard. She knew how to throw the best party and sleepovers for the grandkids and you always knew there would be enough food to feed an army.

She loved to learn and was always known to be reading 3 or 4 books at a time. Always teaching others what she had learned. She was a master teacher and taught many sales teams and business professionals throughout her career. She loved to teach Relief Society and taught for many years and also loved to teach her cute primary kids. She taught young girls how to sew including her grand daughters. They all called her Grandma or Grandma Jo. Recently she served as a temple worker in the Payson Temple and loved the time she spent there.

Her career took her to many parts of the world where she gathered many treasures the best being the friendships she made in the countries she visited. She has friends that have become family all over the globe. She accomplished amazing things in her 30+ year career. She was an Executive and President of several international companies and was loved and respected by all she knew in the newspaper industry.Froelich JoAnn Photo 2

She never settled for mediocre. She couldn’t be told no and she would figure out anything and everything. If it was figuring a way to fix her fridge, her sewing machine, the pool, or the sprinklers, there was nothing she couldn’t do. She had so many talents. She will be remembered for the love she gave freely. No matter your story or background, she loved you for who you are. She made everyone feel important. She had an infectious smile, strength in adversity (including surviving Breast Cancer) and integrity was most important. She always had a listening ear and gave the best advice. She was a friend to everyone!

She had wonderful daughters and was blessed with the best son in laws that loved her dearly. She had 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild whom she loved more than anything.Froelich Jo Ann Photo 3

Julie and DeLaun Adams and their children Devin (Arista), Josh (Jeralee), Spencer (Jennica). Sheri and Jeff Jones and their children Walker, Jake and Kacie. Michelle and Jared Smith and their children, Parker, Paisley and Mylee. Cheryl and Tyler McNeil and their children, Tyson, Preston and Mason. Sylvia Froelich and her children Janessa and Nathan.

In true Jo Ann style, we won’t be having a traditional funeral (she hated funerals), instead we will be celebrating her life. We would like to invite all who had the pleasure of knowing Jo Ann and her family to a Life Celebration in her honor.

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Open House from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

928 South Del Monte Road, Spanish Fork, Utah

Refreshments will be served.

Casual dress requested and bring a memory to share. Come relax and reminisce with us.

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6 Memories

  1. Russ Leseberg

    Goodbye to a wonderful friend and colleague. You will be greatly missed.

    Hopefully those you have gone to be with are truly ready. They will have to pick up the pace if they are to have any chance at keeping up with you.

    Until we meet again.

  2. steve strout

    The first thing I noticed about JoAnn was she was always smiling; and it permeated everything she as and did. Even when we were in negotiations and she was trying to be tough – her sense of joy and laughter was coming through.

    She touched many more people in such positive ways during her journey through life than she could ever imagine.

  3. David Bessen

    I first met JoAnn at NEXPO, the newspaper industry trade show in the U.S. A few years later I had the pleasure and challenge of negotiating a contract with her and remember her toughness tempered with a large dose of fairness. Later, at JJCS, we were colleagues and I admired her for her innovative ideas, her vision, her smile and her humor. I learned much from JoAnn and value the time I spent working with her. She will be missed.

  4. Steve Moon

    Jo Ann, Although it’s no longer called DTI, I’m still here 23+ years later because you took a chance on me back in 1993, and because you stuck by me through the good and bad times. You were always good at looking after your “boys” and I thank you. I won’t ever quite get used to the idea of drinking through my sock or some of the other silly games, but we laughed so hard we cried, and that happened many times. The smile is what most will remember, but it was the love and dedication to your family that shined even brighter. God’s speed!

  5. Linda McKay

    Jo Ann came into my life in 1986 when I first joined DTI. Travelling from the UK to the US to undertake new tasks Jo Ann immediately took me under her wing; taking care of me and taking me out with her family. One very memory I really remember was that I hit a brick wall whilst out in the US office I just could not see how I was going to cope with what was expected of me… Jo Ann said to me get in the lift; immediately she hit the button for the lift to stop between floors and she sat me down on the lift floor talking me through what she was going to do to help me and boy she did just that. Over the years Jo Ann I worked together in the UK and Europe; we always enjoyed each others company and I will always remember how much everyone loved Jo Ann. Jo An will always have a special place in my heart. My thoughts now go out to all her family losing Jo Ann too soon in life. Bless you Jo Ann; love always in many hearts that you touched thoughout your life. xx

  6. Richard Hall

    JoAnn was a lovely people person and a superb sales person. She
    lived life to the full, over-flowed with energy and made lots of people happier simply by knowing her.