Joseph Lynn Cannon left us unexpectedly February 1, 2023, just three weeks after his 40th birthday. Joseph was born in Bountiful on January 9, 1983. He is survived by his wife, Marie; his mother, Ruth; his sister Katrina; his brothers, Richard (Megan) and Jonathan (Danielle); his sisters-in-law, Katie (David) Hales and Lisa Ashcroft; six nephews; two nieces; and his father- and mother-in-law, Richard and Linda Ashcroft. Preceded in death by his father, Richard, and sister, Krystle.
Joseph grew up in Bountiful and graduated from Viewmont High School, where he enjoyed being in the choir and AP Physics. He was an Eagle Scout and loved Scouting with his dad. He loved sleeping outside under the stars. He also loved music and enjoyed playing the organ. He served a Spanish-speaking mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Los Angeles, California.
Joseph and Marie met while working together in 2006 and were married June 25, 2009. Since the very beginning of their relationship, Joseph was present and supportive in ways that cannot be put into words. They worked very different schedules, but when they were together, they focused on spending meaningful time with one another. Often these were quiet times at home, doing simple activities together or just being near each other. There may not have been a lot of talking, but in the end there was nothing left unsaid. They also liked to hike, take walks, and go to interesting and abandoned places. They especially enjoyed it when they had opportunities to travel together to places like Rocky Mountain National Park and the Oregon Coast.
Joseph had many interests. He was a good cook and especially enjoyed making cheesecake, enchiladas, lasagna, and stuffed peppers. Joseph loved all things NASA and outer space. Recently he and Marie had the opportunity to visit the Lowell Observatory, where Joseph was able to look through all the telescopes, old and new, including the one that mapped the moon for the Apollo 11 landing. Naturally, he loved all things Star Wars, which may have been the most well-known thing about him, but he also loved roller coasters and kept his childhood fascination with trains and took the opportunity to ride either one whenever it arose.
Joseph was devoted to his family and would do anything for them. He loved spending time with his nieces and nephews at family gatherings, babysitting, special outings, or going to various birthdays, plays, and sporting events. He took great care of his Grandma Cannon in the last years of her life, with many hours spent taking her to appointments, the grocery store, or just being with her as she told her stories. He cherished long conversations with his mother, and sometimes they would sit and talk long into the night. At home he was often focused on caring for Marie and the couple’s three cats, all of whom could be high maintenance.
We will miss his quiet kindness, his endless patience, and his genuine love.
Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at Russon Mortuary, 295 North Main Street, Bountiful, Utah at 2:00 p.m.
Services will be streamed live on the Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page and on this obituary. The live stream will start 10-15 minutes before services begin and will be posted below.