Joan was special. I knew her as a child when we were neighbors. It may be common to be friends with 'the old lady next door,' which she certainly seemed to be a the time, but Joan was not common. I don't think she ever gave me a cookie, or any such thing. No, Joan treated me like an adult even as a child. She gave me the same respect that I think she gave to everyone. I will always remember and appreciate her for that. I am glad that her influence and legacy will live on.
I will forever remember and appreciate your legacy to this family. The love of living your life well.
The Harris family was so privileged to have Joan and Stan as neighbors for 12 years.Joan was an old fashioned LADY with exquisite manners and tact.But she was always open to new ideas. She and I spent many wonderful hours down on the beach,chatting.Conversations with Joan were never superficial.She was very introspective and philosophical but always with that humor.I learned a lot from her.She was pretty much up for anything and we saw her more after Stan passed,she immediately said yes to any invites to family dinners and parties. Her warmth and grace filled the room.I am sad that she is gone from this world.
I only met Joan a few times, but have heard so many wonderful stories over the years. My prayers are with you all.
Warm loving thoughts to her wonderful family. Our special memory of Joan is dancing at our wedding, 55 years ago. Dance on, Joan.
Our condolences to the family. Always keep her love and memories fondly in your hearts.
Mike and Peggy