November 16, 1925 - March 17,2013
MT. ANGEL - Joan Meals passed away peacefully in the early evening hours of March 17, 2013 in Mt. Angel, Oregon. Born to William and May Hindley ( nee Parr) in Lancashire Leigh, England on Nov. 16, 1925.
Joan completed her education in England, married a WWII veteran and came to America as a war bride in 1947. Always the devoted Mom and consummate homemaker, she tended to family until returning to work in the mid 50's. She worked for JC Penney's for 30+ years retiring as a credit manager. After retiring she enjoyed being with her family, gardening, reading books and boy was she an avid reader. She also loved to travel including many returning trips to her native land.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her two brothers and husband Robert. Joan is survived by her children; Leon H. Meals (Terri), William H. Meals (Susan), Diane M. Ewing (Michael) and David H. Meals (Maureen), six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Funeral Service will be Monday, March 25, at 12 Noon at McHenry Funeral Home 206 NW 5th Street Corvallis. Interment will follow at Oak Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery Corvallis. Memorial contribution in Joan's name can be made to the Salvation Army @ the following link: https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/page.aspx?pid=207#tribute.
Published in StatesmanJournal on Mar. 21, 2013