JoAnn was born in Hilo, Hawaii and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education from University of Hawaii and a Master's degree in Education from Michigan State University. She met the love of her life watching a bridge game at Michigan State University, and they enjoyed playing bridge multiple times per week for many years. After graduating, she taught science in Marina Del Ray, California and Southfield, Michigan. Shortly before the birth of her first child, she left teaching to devote her life to raising her family. Her love of learning was life long, and she regularly took college classes for fun. She loved needlepoint, spending time with family and friends, traveling to the national parks, gardening, and spoiling the family pets.
A small service with immediate family was held Friday, August 7, 2020.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Michigan Humane Society at michiganhumane.org in her name.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased