Joseph Arthur Pfoutz

St. George, Utah – Joseph Arthur Pfoutz 74, passed away peacefully with his daughter JoLinda by his side with Dorothy & JD close by, on Friday June 28, 2019. Joe was born December 27, 1944 in Tooele Utah to Delbert W. Pfoutz and Dorothy Louise Smith.

Joe lived in Tooele for 8 years then moved with his family to Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1963 he moved with his family to St. George, Utah.

Joe married Ramona Guerrero in 1971.  They had two beautiful daughters, Dorothy & JoLinda and a stepdaughter Debbie.  Ramona passed away in 1974 leaving Joe with three small girls.

He later married Sherryl C. Smith in 1979, who also had three children (Craig, Kim & Ryan).  Together  they had one son, Joseph D. Pfoutz (J.D.).  They later divorced.

Joe was an avid outdoors-man – hunting, fishing, camping etc.  He enjoyed spending time with his friends (whom he considered family) as well as his children & grandchildren. Joe started the first ambulance service in Washington County (Dixie Ambulance). He was a proud Police officer of St. George City.  He was very passionate about being a police officer & serving his community.  He also was a member of the St. George Elks Lodge & served as an Exalted Ruler

He is survived by Dorothy (Richard) Laub, JoLinda Bishop & JD (Mandy-his favorite daughter-in-law) Pfoutz also his seven grandchildren, Triston, Hunter, Ramona Jaida, Serena, Landen, Harley & Macie.

He was preceded in death by his loving Mother, his Father, his wife Ramona Guerrero Pfoutz, and all six of his siblings.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George. A visitation will be held Friday evening July 5th from 6:00pm-8:00pm and Saturday prior to services from 12:00 pm-1:30 pm.

We would like to Thank all of  the staff and nurses on the 2nd floor at IHC for the kindness and compassionate care they showed to Joe and our family during this difficult time.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Joe’s online guestbook at



6:00-8:00 pm

Second Visitation

12:30-1:30 pm


2:00 pm


Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel
110 S. Bluff
St. George, UT


3:00 pm
St. George City Cemetery
700 E. Tabernacle
St. George, UT

Guest Book

9 Responses

  1. Joe was such a wonderful mentor and friend when we lived in st. George in the 1980’s. He will be greatly missed.

  2. Our hearts go out to all of you. Joe was the best friend we have had since we moved here and has helped us a lot in things that was going on. I could tell you a few stories. We love Joe and all of you. We wish we could be there but will be out of town to see a new great granddaughter and the kids are taking us or we would stay. May heavenly father be with you guys in the future and bring lots of good memories. He was a class A man. Pete and Sharlene Memmott

  3. We will miss taking care of Joe. It was such a pleasure to be around him. He was so sweet and always so appreciative. Deepest condolences to all his family.

  4. Joe was a great man, He did lot for the town of St George as a policeman, And as a person,He will be missed ,We love you joe and your family.

  5. Joe and the family were great neighbors! we lived on the same block and shared many wonderful times with Joe and his family. Joe was always a gentleman and would do anything you asked him to do. He loved all of his children very much and would do anything for them. One of his proudest days was when JD was born. All of you children and grandchildren have brought Joe and the family great joy. Thank you for your loving kindness to your dear father. Life has not always been easy for Joe but he never gave up on each of you or himself. He did his very best which he sometimes felt was still not enough. An honest man is God’s most noble son. Joe was honest and always tried to treat people with love and respect. Joe will be greatly missed but his memory and love will continue through you his posterity. It is a joy to see Joe’s posterity. Love , Jim and Denise McArthur

  6. We are so sorry to hear about Joe. Our thoughts and prayers are with you kids. Paul and Marie Whipple

  7. Rick n Dorothy n Boys and Family, So sorry for your loss.Many prayers for your family It’s never easy losing ones Dad. May he forever R.I.P.
    Always keep a place in your heart,and he’ll forever be with you. 👍
    😢Sal n Annmarie Fava 😢

  8. My friend Joe! I was in the hospital when you passed. I just heard today. I appreciated your friendship over the years and loved your family. Dorothy and Jolinda were our special girls and babysitters! I miss our police careers together. You were a class act. Rest In Peace brother. Brad

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