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Jo Ann Duvall

Jo Ann Duvall

Jo Ann Duvall, 85, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 1, 2015 .
A Celebration of Life will be held at Alden-Waggoner Funeral Home, 5400 Fairview Ave, in Boise, ID on Saturday, July 11 at 4:00.

Jo Ann was born in Wilsonville, Nebraska on January 4, 1930.   She was the eighth child to Orron Nelson and Lula Blanche Bettis.

Jo Ann attended schools in Caldwell, Idaho graduating in the class of 1947.   She was a  majorette for the Caldwell High Cougars.  Jo Ann was a member of the “C” Club for outstanding athletes and played all three sports - basketball, baseball and tennis.  During her high school years, She won both State Tennis Doubles and Single Championships.  Jo Ann played on various softball teams (slow and fast pitch) and was a  member of the All Star Team, which won a state championship..  Jo Ann continued her education receiving her Associate’s degree from the College of Idaho.

On March 28, 1951, Jo Ann married Charles W. Duvall in Caldwell,  Idaho.  They raised their three children in Mountain Home, Idaho.  Jo Ann was employed as a legal secretary for 35 years for Hall, Rowett and Friedly in Mountain Home, Idaho.

Jo Ann was a member of the Mountain Home Jay-C-ettes, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Den Mother for Cub Scouts, advisor for Job’s Daughter and a member of Mountain Home ladies softball team.  For her 75 th birthday, Jo Ann realized a lifelong dream by skydiving for the first time!

Jo Ann is survived by son Brent Duvall and wife Barbara; son Brian Duvall and wife Constance; daughter Charyl Ann and husband Jeff Jester; Four granddaughters, Candace Duvall Smith, Lindsey Duvall Hopkins, Allyson Duvall Richards, Alicia Jester and one grandson, Ryan Jester; Five great grandchildren, Kira Smith, Alize Duvall, Ronan Smith, Gavin Smith, Oakley Grace Jester and Emma Richards; She is also survived by her two sisters, Betty Sanderson and Marian Forrey.

Her parents, Orron and Lula Bettis; five brothers John Melvin, William Leroy, Ralph Glen, Lawrence Merle and Wesley Wayne; a sister Phyllis Jean Allen and a great granddaughter Kelly Marie preceded her in death.

Jo Ann was an extraordinary mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who thoroughly enjoyed life and loved fully.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to the American Heart Association 350 N. 9th St. #404 Boise, ID 83702.

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