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Josephine Tuckett

Josephine Mary Tuckett (Whittaker)

Monday, July 31st, 1933 - Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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Josephine Mary Whittaker Tuckett
July 31st, 1933-June 25th, 2020

Jo Tuckett, age 86, passed away peacefully into eternity at her home on June 25th, 2020. She was born on July 31st, 1933, in Chibauttia, India to Jessie Watkinson Whittaker and Sergeant Major Arthur Whittaker, when her father was stationed there while serving in the British Army. Jo grew up in Stockport, England. At age 21 she joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Two years later she immigrated to the United States and settled in Salt Lake City. She graduated from LDS business college.

She married Glen Tuckett on March 19th, 1959, in the Salt Lake Temple. They settled in Provo, where they raised their family. Their union was blessed with 4 lovely daughters, who incidentally all worshiped their mother. She was an elegant, proper, cultured lady who enjoyed teaching these values to her posterity. Jo was an accomplished artist, voracious reader, talented seamstress and outstanding homemaker. She enjoyed traveling, especially being at the beach, but her greatest love was spending time with her family. She served in various capacities in the church but treasured her time spent in the Primary organization. She and Glen served as family history missionaries. Her wisdom and steadfast faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ guided her life and set an example for her family.

Jo is survived by her husband, Glen Tuckett, her daughters Shannon Tuckett, Kendall Tuckett, Erin Mooring (Jeremy), son-in-law Gene Shawcroft (Janeen); 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three siblings, and daughter Alison Shawcroft.

A viewing will be held Sunday evening, June 28th, 2020, from 6-8 p.m. at Nelson Mortuary 4780 N University Ave, Provo, UT. The family encourages face masks and social distancing. There will be a brief graveside service for family Monday, June 29th, 2020, 10am at Eastlawn Cemetery, Provo, Utah.

The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the doctors and nurses at Utah Valley Hospital, the staff and patients at DaVita Dialysis, and the nurses of First Choice Hospice.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 28th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sunday, June 28th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Nelson Family Mortuary
    4780 N. University Ave.
    PROVO, UT 84604
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  • Service

    Monday, June 29th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Monday, June 29th, 2020 10:00am
    East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery
    4800 North 650 East
    Provo, Utah
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Private Condolence

Kaye Ellsworth

Posted at 11:54pm
Coach, You have my heartfelt condolences,

Kaye Ellsworth

Marilou Myers

Posted at 12:55pm
Dear Tuckett Family,
Tom and I were so sorry to learn of the passing of your dear wife and mother, Jo. I am sure you feel keenly the void she has left. She was such a lovely, classy, friendly, person. I will miss seeing her radiant smile and saying hello to her at Days. May you be blessed with peace and comfort at this tender time. Sincerely, Tom and Marilou Myers

Beth Kendrick

Posted at 06:56am
Coach Tuckett,
I was saddened upon the news of the passing of your sweet wife Jo! I remember spending time with your beautiful family upon my arrival to Provo to play baseball for BYU. You were all so kind and Jo was so sweet! She will be dearly missed! May the Lord be with you and your family at this time! Love, Peter & Beth Kendrick

Art Hurzeler

Posted at 03:49pm
Dear Glenn,
I am sad to hear of the death of your sweet wife. Please accept my sincerest condolences at her passing. Know of my care and concern for you and your children at this time. May our Heavenly Father bless you and carry you at this difficult time, until you are reunited with her Eternally as your companion and loving wife.

Art Hurzeler

Phillip L. Boren

Posted at 11:18am
Dear Coach Tuckett & Shannon,
How I remember the two of you. Coach, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear wife. As a high school student involved in athletics at West, and admiring you as a mentor and friend, I attended the reception held for you and your wife in 1959. It was a special day for you, and an example of how I wanted it to be for me someday..a Temple marriage for an eternity.
Shannon, I remember well the conversations we had when you were student teaching in seminary. If all depended on my personal choices, you would have been hired as a full-time teacher. You had the qualities of one who loved students as well as the subject. I'm sure they were characteristics passes on to you by a loving mother in a home filled with love. Sincerely, Phillip L. Boren

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