- March 29, 2019
Sylvia “JoAnn” Stoutenburgh-Temple, age 86, resident of Albuquerque since 1959, passed away on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, with her family by her side. JoAnn is survived by her three children, Susan Myers (husband, Steve), Mark Temple and Renee Temple (husband, Richard); five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
JoAnn was born in Edgewater, Florida, and was raised in Ocoee, Florida.
Because music was her passion and she had a beautiful soprano voice, she attended Stetson University to study music and voice and was later accepted into the Chicago Conservatory of Music for more training with her voice. She performed in many places singing solos and duets at many special events in the Florida area.
JoAnn met and married her loving husband, Harvey, and they moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. She continued to sing and take voice lessons while she turned her attention to raising her three children. Her creativity changed directions when she learned to decorate cakes and eventually started her own business creating custom-made wedding cakes.
JoAnn was a kind and caring person who loved God, loved her family, doted on her grandchildren and adored her cats!
A Celebration of Life service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at the Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, with interment to follow. Please visit our online guestbook for JoAnn at FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH – Wyoming, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE; (505) 823-9400.