Joan Hales Ludlow

1929 – 2017

Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother passed away July 9, 2017 in Spanish Fork, Utah from Lewy Body Dementia. She was born July 30, 1929 in Spanish Fork, Utah to Ruby Jex and Hodson Hales.  She was truly an angel on earth and an example to all those around her.  She loved her family and spent her life in service to her family and friends.  Her talents of crocheting and handwork adorn her childrens’ homes.

She was a telephone operator for several years before marrying Gordon Ludlow. Joan and Gordon were married on November 20, 1950 in the Salt Lake Temple and have enjoyed 66 years together.  They raised their family of seven children in their original home in Spanish Fork.  Her family was her greatest blessing and she was happiest when she was surrounded by them.  She was active in the LDS Church and had a love for her Savior.

She is survived by her husband Gordon Ludlow, children, Brent (Jane) Ludlow, Verlene (Rod) Hunsaker, Tami (Chuck) Anderson, Rodney, Janalee (Brad) Waters, Shauna (Ron) Pulver, Gregg (Wendy) Ludlow. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Clair Hales, sons-in-law, Brad Waters and Rod Hunsaker, and daughter-in-law, Jane Ludlow.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Chapel located at 353 East 400 North, Spanish Fork, Utah. A viewing will be held Wednesday evening, July 12, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 187 S. Main Street, Spanish Fork and also on Thursday, July 13 from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to the funeral service.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Spanish Fork Beehive Home and I Care Hospice for their tender love and care for Mom.


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  1. Kathryn Sindt

    So sorry for your loss Gordon and family. We are with you in thought and prayers.
    Kathryn Ludlow Sindt (Mel’s daughter)
    Alice Ludlow

  2. Larry & Susanne Fagot

    So sorry for your loss 💐

  3. Mike & Susan Morgan

    Always the lovely Queen of the Beehive home. I always told her I was amazed that she could wake up in the morning looking as beautiful as when she laid down to sleep. Always so kind to everyone and wanting to fatten them up by feeding them candy. Joan’s sweet spirit and kind soul will be missed.

  4. Michael Denbow

    Greg sorry for your loss she is in a better place.

  5. What a beautiful lady who lived a beautiful full life. She will be missed dearly. Our thoughts are with you through this sad time.

  6. Shannon Thomas White

    What a sweet lady. She was always so friendly and kind when our mom’s would get together for “club” which they are enjoying their reunion with all the other sweet ladies that have passed on. Thoughts and prayers to all the Ludlow family. Shannon Thomas White

  7. jackie huff

    What a very fine lady Joan was. always happy with everything you did for her. She liked coconut cream pie and ice cream. I really enjoyed helping her, we always had fun and alot of laughter. She had a great husband and kids they always did the very best for her. I will miss her very much. Love Jackie Huff