Aug 022013

Dorine Johns Poe, 80, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix following a sudden illness. A public visitation will be held from 6 to 8 o’clock tonight (Aug. 2) at Owens Livingston Mortuary-Heritage Chapel, located at 84 E. 19th South in Snowflake. The funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Centennial Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 800 N. Centennial Blvd. in Taylor, where additional visitation will begin one hour prior. The concluding service and interment will be held at 5 o’clock that afternoon at the Virden Cemetery in Virden, N.M.
She was born Nov. 20, 1932, in Virden to the late Floyd and Wanda (Brown) Johns.
In her younger years, Dorine was an avid volleyball and softball player. She participated in literally hundreds of games and dozens of tournaments throughout the years. She actively enjoyed playing sports until her late 60s. Ever since, Dorine has enjoyed being a spectator sitting on the sidelines, bleachers or watching volleyball and softball on TV.
As a young woman, Dorine moved in and out of Arizona until permanently moving here 50 years ago. For several years, she made her home in Taylor.
She was devoted to her family and lived to serve their needs. She was a loving mother to her children, and a doting grandmother to her grandkids and great-grandkids. She always had a special affinity for little children as they truly brought her much joy during her life.
Dorine enjoyed traveling throughout her 80 years and appreciated the diverse beauty in which she lived.
She was a member of the Taylor 6th Ward of the LDS church and served in various callings in her ward.
She was loved by many and will greatly be missed.
Survivors include seven children; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; three sisters, Viola Moore, Floydine Hicks and Alice Fay Brown; and two brothers, Robert Johns and Roger Johns.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Johnnie Gonzales; and a son, Floyd Cole.Dorine Poe