Obituary JoAnn Tolboe Krajeski
July 29, 2008
JoAnn Tolboe Krajeski, beloved wife and mother, passed into eternity Saturday July 26, 2008. Never was a woman so devoted to her family and to life; she gave all of herself in all that she did. Her dedication and passion for the creative and performing arts touched the lives of many and profoundly enhanced the quality of the arts in Park City. Her affinity for plants and animals expressed a deep love and appreciation of life. She will be deeply missed by all who loved her and those who had the blessing of spending time with her. Now we wish her happiness and joy in being reunited with her mother, father, family and dear friends.
JoAnn was born September 27, 1948 in Provo, Utah to Kent C. and Josephine L. Tolboe. She passed away as a result of a bicycling accident on July 26, 2008. She was educated in the Provo School District and graduated from Brigham Young University in Interior Design. She was the beloved wife of David Krajeski whom she married on November 23, 1974. Together they started Design Coalition, an interior design firm in 1973. They are the proud parents of sons, Sean, Wyatt and Kit Krajeski. She had a love for all animals especially her dogs Mowgli, Bond, Isa, Deets and Ayla, as well as her cats and horses.
She excelled in athletics and was a superb skier and certified ski instructor at the original Park City Ski Resort. An expert horse woman, JoAnn was a past member of the Blue Ribbon Riding Club in Provo, Utah and loved riding at the family Riversong Ranch and surrounding mountains nearby. She loved golf, gardening, Lake Powell, BYU Cougars, traveling the world with David, but most of all she loved spending and devoting time to hear family and friends. She was an exquisite entertainer, hostess, gourmet cook and was published in Bon Appetite "Best of the Best" Magazine. The Krajeskis opened their home to many friends and services organizations for the benefit of the community.
JoAnn served in many civic and community organizations including past President of Park City Performing Arts Foundation/Eccles Center, Save Our Stage Board and the Egyptian Theater Preservation Board. She was active in leadership positions with the Kimball Art Center, Sundance Film Festival and the Park City Arts Council. She was a member of other organizations including the Silver Queen Investment Club, Summit County RAP Tax Board, Volunteer for the Cross Country Venue for the 2002 Olympics and proud participant of Dream Makers Academy, various Park City book clubs and was an active supporter of the Christian Center of Park City. She was a partner of DJK Investments and director of Tolboe Construction Company. She was a member of Riverside, Park Meadows, Jeremy Ranch and the Salt Lake Country Clubs.
She is survived by her husband, David, children, Sean (Marcela), Wyatt (Melissa), and Kit Krajeski, step mother Arlea N. Tolboe, father-in-law, Alexander Krajeski, sister, Jan (Richard) Anderson, brothers, Ronald K. (Jeanne) Tolboe, Craig A. (Nancy) Tolboe and Michael R. (Kathy) Tolboe, brothers-in-law, Alex Jr. and Julian Krajeski. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents and mother-in-law, Nita Krajeski.
JoAnn, our wife and mother, imparted these words: " Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you; I loved you so ’twas Heaven here with you."
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We will cherish her forever.
A memorial service to honor JoAnn will be held on Sunday, August 3 at the Deer Valley Snow Park Lodge Amphitheater at 9:30 am, followed with a reception.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest contributions be made to the "JoAnn Tolbe Krajeski Foundation for the Arts," 7045 North State Road 32, Peoa, Utah, 84061.
The family has requested that messages, condolences and photos be send to email@example.com to be compiled in a tribute album.