May 14, 1926
May 6, 2010
Joan was born on May 14, 1926, in St. Paul, Mn. where she grew up with three sisters and two brothers and where she married her husband Ray on April 26, 1947.
Joan and Ray moved to Southern California in 1949, then to Salt Lake City, Utah, then to Sacramento in 1959 where they raised their five children. Joan was an accomplished artist for four decades, displaying her oil and sculpted watercolor paintings at numerous shows and galleries in Sacramento and Fresno, including the State Fair, Crocker Art Gallery, and Fig Tree Art Gallery. She also was co-owner of the Art Works Gallery in Fair Oaks, Ca. in the late 1970's.