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JoAnn Catherine Baker


1947 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
JoAnn Catherine Baker Obituary
Baker, JoAnn Catherine
68 of Mesa, Arizona passed away unexpectedly at her home on September 9, 2016. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 1, 1947. She graduated from Good Counsel High School. She moved from Chicago to Phoenix in 1973 and was employed by Boswell hospital. In 1984 she moved to San Diego, California and was employed by General Dynamics. She returned to reside in Mesa, Arizona in 1995. She was known for her love of celebrating life and great sense of humor. Personal relationships were very important to JoAnn and so she put a great deal of emphasis on staying connected to her family and friends old and new. She enjoyed music, movies, theater and square dancing. Her love of Jesus Christ led her to become a devout third order secular Franciscan. JoAnn is survived by her mother Mary Habetler, her sister Janet Habetler Smith and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her son Robert Baker Salgado, Jr., father Joseph Habetler and brother Dennis Habetler. A Prayer Service will be held at Queen of Heaven Catholic Funeral Home 1562 E Baseline Rd, Mesa, AZ 85204 from 4-7PM on Thursday, September, 22, 2016. A Memorial Mass will be held at St Timothy's Catholic Church 1730 W Guadalupe Rd, Mesa, AZ 85202 at 11AM on Friday, September 23, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Paz de Cristo - www.pazdecristo.org Memories and condolences may be made by visiting the online obituary guest book at www.qohcfh.org . Arrangements entrusted to Queen of Heaven Catholic Funeral Home.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 21, 2016
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