Vonda Joleta ‘Jo’ Sallis

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  On Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, Vonda Joleta Sallis “Jo” fell asleep in death.  She was born in Byers, OK, Oct. 18,1930. In 1938, She moved with her family to Hayden and spent most of her life here.

  In 1957, she began to study the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses and spent the rest of her life learning, studying and teaching what she learned.  She especially looked forward to the fulfillment of the Lord’s Prayer where she had the hope that God’s promise of his will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  She loved scriptures like Revelation 21:3, 4 where God again promised that there will be a time of no sickness, pain and death.  

  In 1962, she married Angus Sallis, who helped raise her two children as his own.  She is survived by her husband, Angus; daughter, Susan Yslas of Kearny; and son, Greg Sallis of Tucson.  Susan and her husband Paul have two children, Jannae and Mark. Jannae, who lives with her husband Michael in Kearny, have five of Jo’s great -grandchildren, Christian, Neveah, Isaiah, Serenity and Gabriel.  Mark and his wife Mallory, who live in Sahuarita,  have four, Lilly, Eli, Mya and Oliver. Greg and his wife Alicia have one son who has four, Miles, Taylor, Justin and Hannah.  Jo is also survived by her older brother, Kenneth Larman and his wife Joyce who live in Tucson; and younger sister, Wynema Fanning and her husband, Leo who live in Woodbine, MD.  

  She is already greatly missed by her family and her brothers and sisters of her Christian congregation. 

  A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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