Jean was born March 20, 1932 in Lafayette, Ohio, to John Wesley Fleming and Bertha Louisa Binkley. She is the youngest of 15 children.
After graduating from high school, she attended Bowling Green State University, in Bowling Green, Ohio.
She moved to Moab to teach school at the encouragement of her sister, Helen Fleming, who was already teaching in Moab. She met Dan Holyoak through a mutual acquaintance and they were married on Nov. 19, 1955. They were later sealed in the LDS Logan Temple on Oct. 11, 1956.
She was loved by many who knew her. She was active in her church and had many responsibilities over the years serving in the church. One of her favorite was Greeter for Sunday meetings where she was able to give hugs to those who passed by her.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years; and her great-grandson, Jake. She is survived by five children: Danette Groesbeck of Moab, Utah, Doug (Michelle) Holyoak of Grantsville, Utah, Eric (Tracey) Holyoak of Las Vegas, Nevada, Sue-Lon (Greg) Drew of San Antonio, Texas and Catherine (Will) Hansen of Kuna, Idaho; her sister, Betty Hawk of Lafayette, Ohio; her sister-in-law, Sara Ann Cundall of Moab, Utah; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Friday, March 31 at 11 a.m. at the Moab LDS Stake Center on Locust Lane. A viewing will be held Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Spanish Valley Mortuary, and again on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Stake Center. Interment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com