Joan S. Douglas (03/23/1923 - 04/12/2011)

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DOUGLAS,
Joan S.,
M.P.H., R.N.

Joan Douglas, age 88, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Spokane WA. on the 12th of April 2011
She is survived by her brother, George W. Schneider, Jr. M.D. and wife Shirley; five nieces, nephews and their spouses; 15 grand-nieces and nephews and eight great grand-nieces and nephews.
She was born in Albion, Mendocino County, California, March 23, 1923 to Carrie and George Willard Schneider. Her early life was spent on a fruit and dairy ranch in the Redwood country of Northern California where she developed passions for animal husbandry and equestrian activities.
Her early education began in a one room school in rural California, progressed to Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, followed by a Certificate of Public Health Nursing from the University of Oregon Medical School and culminated in a Master of Public Health in Administration and Nursing Supervision from the University of North Carolina.
Joan's 65 year nursing career included positions as a staff nurse in Marion County Oregon; Nursing Supervisor of Public Health, San Jose City Health Department; Consultant in Public Health, California State Dept. of Public Health; Director, Personal Health Services, Spokane Regional Health District, Assistant Professor Intercollegiate Center for Nursing, Spokane Washington and Arizona State University. In addition, she held many offices in local, regional and national professional nursing organizations and was granted life memberships in the Washington State Public Health Association and the American Public Health Association.
Her personal life was devoted to family and her beloved Arabian horses. This vibrant person will be missed by all who knew her.
Joan will be remembered for her outgoing, friendly and welcoming demeanor. She was a consummate learner, educator and community activist. Her wisdom and strong character gave her the ability to develop programs which enhanced the lives of people within the communities she served.
The Celebration of Joan's life will be at 11:00 A.M, Thursday April 28th, at the Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N Sullivan Rd..
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Providence Visiting Nurses Association (VNA), 611 N Perry St #2, Spokane WA (99202).


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Published in Spokesman-Review from Apr. 20 to Apr. 21, 2011
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