JoAnne Laura Chartrand (1945 - 2012)

  • "Thank you for your kind words this has been a hard time for..."
    - Richard Chartrand
  • "I would like to express my deepest and heartfelt sympathies..."
    - VAC
  • "I was fortunate to have played softball with Joanne in..."
    - Faleene Biggs
  • "Rich, I'm so sorry for your loss."
    - Shelley
  • "I feel for all of you.Joanne was a wonderful lady and will..."
    - Mike Scott

JoAnne Laura Chartrand passed away January 27, 2012 after a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma at ANMC in Anchorage, AK surrounded by her loving husband and family. She was born November 25, 1945 in Hoonah, AK to Harvey and Marietta Williams Sr. She was Raven; T'akdeintaan of the Kaa Shaayi Hit (Severed Head House) and her Tlingit name was Sakoone.

JoAnne grew up in Sitka; graduated from Sitka High School, attended UAS, retired from SEARHC and then moved to Wasilla.

In 1983, JoAnne met the love of her life Richard Chartrand and they married in 1991. The love of their lives has been their dog Tigger who took care of her during her battle with cancer when Rich worked. Tigger made sure she felt safe and loved which was very comforting to all. JoAnne loved her family and was able to spend time with her daughter Glenda and her family after they moved to Wasilla. She was proud of her grandchildren and great grandchildren; due to her illness, she was unable to travel but kept in contact with them.

Joanne had a passion for softball, the Mariners, and the NBA. She enjoyed pitching, Mariner Spring Training and Charles Barkley of the NBA.

She is survived by her soul mate husband Richard Chartrand of Wasilla; daughter Glenda (Timothy) Drevas of Wasilla; grandchildren Jamailyn, Taylor and Isabella Drevas of Wasilla; Levi Harriman (Megan Rose), Jessica Meacock (Holden Bennett) and Krista Meacock of Goldendale, WA; great grandchildren Marcus and Marcianna Harriman of Juneau; David and Kaylie Harriman, Natalee Meacock and Paige Meacock of Goldendale, WA; siblings Esther Liberty of Juneau, Marion (Gary) Berry of Seattle, Harvey (Kathi) Williams Jr. of Pacific, WA and Walleen (Danny) Whitson of Sitka; Aunts Mabel Moy and Virginia Moy of Sitka, Uncle Nick Derenoff of Wasilla, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Jodine Meacock, her parents Harvey Sr. and Marietta Williams, brother George Williams, sisters Harvietta Olson and Dorothy Trivett, nephew Jay Liberty, nieces LaVon Liberty and Amber Whitson.

The dates for her summer services in Juneau and Sitka are to be determined. Her ashes will be spread with her daughter, Jodine Meacock.

Contact Rich by mail at 1041 N Tom Watson Place, Wasilla, AK 99623 or by phone at (907) 715-4272.
Published in The Juneau Empire from Feb. 6 to Feb. 14, 2012
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