Joan (Mary) Krausse

09/11/1930 - 04/15/2015 Obituary
Joan (Mary) Krausse Obituary
Recitation of the Rosary and Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday April 27, 2015 at 9:30 am, St. Francis of Assisi Church for Joan Krausse who passed away on April 15, 2015 in Bakersfield, CA.
Joan was born at Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield to William B. and Margaret L. Krausse on September 11, 1930.
She attended St. Francis Elementary School and Garces High School. Joan received her teaching credential for both Washington State and California. She received her Masters Degree in Education for Central Washington State College.
For the first 15 years Joan taught elementary school in Seattle/Tacoma, Washington. She then transferred back to the Bakersfield area. For the next 20 years she taught at the California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi and then four more years at Juvenile Hall Detention School before retiring.
It was Joan's wish to be cremated and her ashes laid to rest with her Mother and Father at Union Cemetery in Bakersfield, CA.
Survivors include sister, Margaret Costello of San Francisco, and many nieces and nephews. In particular we wish to thank Joan's neighbor and close friend, Vicki Henson for her care and compassion.
We also would like to thank Gentiva Hospice for making it possible for Joan to be comfortable, at home, for the last few weeks of her life. Along with her home caretakers, Shelley, Jennifer, Myra and Nydia.
In lieu of Flowers Memorial Gifts may be made to the: Bakersfield Rescue Mission, 830 Beale Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93303, or Gentiva Hospice, 5001 E. Commercecenter Dr., Suite # 140, Bakersfield, CA 93309 or a .
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Apr. 24, 2015
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