Jo-Ellen Rountree died Jan. 18, 2008 in Payson, Ariz.
She was born Jan. 29, 1936, South Gate, Calif. She resided in Show Low for 26 years before moving to Tonto Basin, Ariz.
She took great pride in devoting herself to her family and home while raising her children in Taft, Calif. She supported her children by volunteering for Little League, Girl Scouts and dance; making scores of costumes for recitals. Later, she moved to Arizona and was employed with Valley National Bank in Show Low as a teller.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Enos Rountree; daughters, Donna Shoemaker and Gail (Mark) Brill; son, Steven (Kathy) Rountree; daughter-in-law, Wendi Rountree; brothers, Daniel Dustin and Edgar Dustin; eight grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Rountree was preceded in death by sons David Dwayne Rountree and William Erie Rountree.
A private memorial service was held Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 at the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tonto Basin, Ariz., where family and friends shared memories of her devotion and dedication to her family.