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JoAnn LaVerne Schanno Behrman


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JoAnn LaVerne Schanno Behrman

JoAnn LaVerne Schanno Behrman, 78, of Rock Springs, passed away Jan. 5, 2017, at her home. 

She was born on July 13, 1938, in Vernal, Utah, the daughter of Francis Elmo Schanno and Thelma LaVerne Andersen Schanno. 

Behrman attended school in Vernal, Utah. 

She married Austin Hugh Murray June 2, 1953, and he preceded her in death Aug. 18, 1954. One son, Steve was born to this union.

She then married Floyd Gordon Nov. 22, 1957, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 1960. One son, Mike was born to this union.

Then on Sept. 7, 1962, she married Robert James Behrman and one daughter, Bobbi Jo was born to this union.

He adopted Steve and Mike after their marriage.

Behrman went back to school and received her GED in 1968. She was employed at Sweetwater Plumbing and General Electric for several years. In 1985, she went to work for John Bunning Transfer and retired Sept. 30, 2004.

Her interests included spending time with her family, watching television and reading. 

Survivors include two sons, Steve Behrman and wife Tari of Rock Springs and Mickel Behrman of Reliance; one sister, Elaine Violette and Dave of Phoenix, Ariz .; five grandchildren, Aaron Zueck, Chad Zueck and wife Sara, Christina Lyn McCormick and husband Andrew, Angela Cornell and husband Justin, Stephanie Behrman and Shaw Mlinar; 10 great-grandchildren, Ashlyn McCormick, Katie Offutt, Emily Cornell, Avery Cornell, Cindy Cornell, William Cornell, Alley Bowles, Jeff Bowles and Stephanies' two children; one great-great-grandchild, Brody Bowles; several cousins nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her three husbands; her daughter; two brothers, Harold Schanno and Robert Schanno; two grandsons, Jeffrey Behrman and Brian Behrman Shaw.  

Cremation will take place and there will be no services at her request. Condolences may be left at


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