Gillies Funeral Chapel


Joan Arlene Day

October 2, 1934  ~  October 24, 2013

Memorial service: Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT


BRIGHAM CITY - Our cherished wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, Joan Arlene Day, 79, passed away on October 24, 2013.
She was born on October 2, 1934 in Sacramento, California, to Morris and Mildred (Seavy) Bertsch.
She married Evan E. Day on July 5, 1959 in Sacramento, California.
Joan was a member of the Presbyterian and the Rocky Mountain Bible Churches. One of her greatest joys was serving as the Pastor's wife while Evan was a Minister in Richfield, Utah.
She enjoyed baseball, rock-hounding, fishing , and traveling. She was a member of Golden Spike Gem and Mineral Society for 36 years. She enjoyed her career in finance, managing the H&R Block tax office in Brigham City for 20 years. 
Surviving are her husband, Evan, 4 children, Kathryn (William) Strong, Susan Zecca, Michelle Ernsberger, and Zia (Parvin) Rahimpour; 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Gary (Elaine) Day. 
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT.

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I am sorry to hear about Joan She help with are taxes for many taxes for along time . I thought of her as a friend she will be greatly missed

Patsy McIntire


Evan and Family,
our thoughts and prayers for strength at this time are with you all.

Shirley & Dee


Evan & Michelle and Family,
We were so sorry to hear about Joan and are praying for you and your family. Joan was such a bright light in all of our lives and her smile and laughter could light up the room. I will miss her smile and her love for everyone. We know that God is with you and may He comfort you and your family and keep you in His loving care. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, All our love,

Dianne and George Ingle


To the family of Joan Day,
You have lost a loved one and we have lost a neighbor and friend. Joan had a strong Christian faith and she will be missed by everyone who knew her. Joan was an active Deacon in the Presbyterian Church and held other positions as well. She was famous for her Tamalie Pie. Even though her health was failing Joan would always find time to think of others. We will miss Joan but know she has been welcomed into God's loving hands and that we will see her again. We pray that you will find comfort as you grieve. Our sympathy and love are with you.
God's peace,

Ray and Ruby McQuain


Dear Pastor Day and family;
I am sorry to hear of Joan's passing. The solo in the Easter Convenio, which she sang all bearded up as an apostle, will always be her song. I loved working with her and Pastor Day. From the very first their friendship was a blessing to me. I am sure you are being comforted by our Savior at this time and I send my love.

Sunnie Thompson


What an elect daughter of God.  I feel so privileged to have had Joan in my life.  She was truly a wonderful witness of the love of our Savior.  She was a beautiful example of a strong and giving woman. I so appreciate her presence in my live.  God's blessing to her family and friends at this difficult time.

Sherry Thorn









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