Leaving her childhood home of Fareham, Hampshire in England, she came to America as a British war bride, married to Wayne M. Ross of Ross Laboratories.
Joan lived in Seattle, Edmonds, and Shoreline.
She was a loving and contented stay home Mom, who raised three children; David, Jim, and Elaine.
She loved her quiet, simple life, her home, her church, singing in the choir, gardening, knitting, reading, and her pets.
She passed on to glory at age 94 with her son, Jim, by her side, after suffering for several years of physical decline due to Alzheimer’s disease.
Her family wishes to express thanks and deep appreciation for the loving and compassionate care given to her in her final years by the staff of Rosewood Court in Edmonds, and the love and prayer support given by her church family of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Shoreline.
A memorial service will be held at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 16508 - 8th Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA 98155, December 6, 2014 beginning at 2:00 pm.
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