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JOANNE SCHWAB

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Schwab, Joanne Lynn Hanson, died Nov. 24, 2012 from complications of lung disease. Joanne was born March 1, 1932 to Calmer and Frances Hanson in Northfield, MN. She graduated from Northfield High School, attended Carleton College and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1954. On Christmas Day in 1953 she married Philip E. Schwab in the Moravian Church in Northfield. They migrated west to Santa Ana, CA in 1954 where they remained for more than 55 years.

Joanne was an active member and volunteer in a number of community organizations. She worked as a teacher for the SAUSD, was a member of Santa Ana Assistance League and a member of P.E.O. Chapter GJ. She enjoyed spending time with her bridge groups, her book club and adventures with her college friends. But most of all she loved spending time hiking in Montana and Norway and skiing in Mammoth with her family, both near and far.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Judge Philip E. Schwab, in 2005. She is survived by her children, Eric (Mary Jo) of Rocklin, CA, Sara Trask (Scott) of Irvine and Anne Winn (Brent) of San Diego and nine grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held Dec. 4, 2012 at 2:30 PM at Waverly Chapel, Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Glacier National Park Fund, Memorial Gifts, Special Projects PO Box 2749 402 9th Street West Columbia Falls, Montana 59912 www.glacierfund.org Fairhavenmemorial.com

Published in Orange County Register on Dec. 1, 2012
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