Joni Lynn Duran was born in Tucson, Arizona on May 4th 1960 to Leonard & Lois (Schranz) Chedsey and moved to her adopted hometown of Flagstaff in 1985. She passed away December 28th, 2018 at age 58. She is dearly missed by those who were fortunate enough to know and love her.
Joni had an amazing sense of humor, as those who knew her will attest to. She loved the outdoors and hiking with her kids. She loved to cook delicious meals for her family. Joni, later in life, became a great fan of football, and knew more about the sport than most people. She considered herself fortunate to marry Tony, the love of her life in 2007. More than anything else, she loved to take what she called “Grandma Sabbaticals” to visit her grandchildren. The kids fondly remember baking cookies, playing all sorts of games, trading funny text messages, and overall having the nicest and best “Ginny” ever.
Joni is survived by her husband, Anthony Duran; mother Lois (Daniel) Chedsey; sister Jacque (Steve) Leach; brother Joseph (Sherry) Chedsey; daughters Autumn (DJ) Montoya and Robin Meadows; son Randall Whitehead; grandchildren Ben, Tyler, and Jae who love and miss their Ginny. She was preceded in death by her father Leonard Chedsey in 1987.
Memorial services will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe on Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 9:30 A.M. If you wish to send plants/flowers, please contact Norvel Owens Mortuary.