Colbert, Joan SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. Joan Colbert, of Surfside Beach passed away peacefully at Grand Strand Hospital at 12:01 a.m. September 1, 2012 after putting up a strong hard fight for over 7 weeks. Joan had one sister, Carol Talbot Smith who passed away in January and one brother, Robert Talbot of Colonie N.Y. Survived by husband, Dix Colbert who she was married to for 57 years; children, Dennis Colbert of Los Angeles, Calif., Terri Ann Dow of Clifton Park, N.Y., Gary Colbert of Fort Edward, N.Y., Michele Utermark of Myrtle beach, and special twins Jeremy and Joshua of Myrtle Beach; also survived by many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Joan enjoyed a successful career in Albany, where she was born and raised before relocating to Myrtle Beach in 1990. Joan enjoyed going to church, attending the movies, and socializing with friends. Although retired, Joan kept busy helping others and putting them before herself. Joan will be missed by all that knew her and will be remembered for touching those around her in a positive way. Services will be held on September 6, 2012 in South Carolina. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Michael's Catholic Church, 542 Cypress Avenue, Garden City, South Carolina 29576 or Help for Kids.
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Published in Albany Times Union on Sept. 6, 2012