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Joan Eichler

September 2, 1939 — September 23, 2022

Joan Biggs Eichler, age 83, of Spanish Fork, Utah, passed away on September 23, 2022 in her home surrounded by her family. Joan was born September 2, 1939 in Scofield, Utah, to Mable Forward Biggs and Thomas Biggs Jr and was the second youngest of nine children. She attended elementary school in Scofield and later came to stay with her oldest sister, Ruby, in Spanish Fork to attend and graduate from Spanish Fork High School in 1957.

Joan is survived by her husband Ernst Georg Eichler who she married April 22, 1957 in the Salt Lake Temple. She is also survived by four daughters, Pamela Waters (Robert) of Santaquin, Susan Edenfield (Grady) of Spanish Fork, Jody Lane (Patrick) of Vidor, TX, and Monica Eichler (Justin Purtell) of Redondo Beach, CA, 26 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren who all loved her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her son, Ernest Troy Eichler who died in May 2020, her parents, and all eight of her siblings: Ruby (Sam) Hansen, Jean (Stanley) Burch, Inez (Robert) Ferguson, Ruth (Glen) Roundy, Roy Biggs, Sterling Biggs, Ralph Biggs, and David Biggs.

Joan was musically gifted and expertly played many instruments including the piano, organ, accordion, and ukulele. She served as an organist in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for most of her life, starting as a young girl in Scofield and playing in the Provo and Payson Temples up until 2020. She was also extremely talented in crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, sewing, porcelain doll-making, and scrap-booking. She loved to meet with friends and family regularly to craft and socialize together.

A viewing will be held Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 6-8pm at Legacy Funeral Home, 3595 N Main St, Spanish Fork, Utah. An additional viewing will be held Thursday, September 29, 2022, 9:30 - 10:30am with the funeral to follow at 11:00am at the Spanish Fork 11th Ward Church (Palmyra Stake Center), 505 E 900 N, Spanish Fork, Utah.

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Interment will be in the Spanish Fork Cemetery, 420 S 400 E, Spanish Fork, Utah.

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