Jo Ann Donald

Jo Ann Donald Retired Teacher Jo Ann Donald, age 81, went to be with the Lord on May 4, 2013, in Visalia, California, surrounded by family and loved ones. She was born in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, on December 22, 1931, to Lloyd and Gladys Estes. Jo Ann was the oldest of three children. In 1959, she moved to California with her husband, Bob, and their two sons. She and Bob later had two more sons. Jo Ann was a teacher at Mountain View Elementary School from 1959 to 1987. She was a very active member at First Baptist Church, now Gateway Church, where she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, and was involved in church musical productions. Jo Ann loved to spend time with family and friends and travel with her husband, Bob, in their motorhome. Jo Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, in 2003. She is survived by four children: David of Visalia, and his wife Sheryl, Bill of Visalia, and his wife Nancy, Mike of Visalia, and his wife Flavia, and Jeff of Ashburn, Virginia, and his wife Claudine, and two siblings, Judy Stahl of Visalia, and her husband Tom, and John Estes of Portland, Oregon, and his wife Donna. Jo Ann had 15 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Gateway Church, in Visalia, on Wednesday, May 8, at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to the Music Department at Gateway Church of Visalia. Arrangements by Miller Memorial Chapel.

Funeral Home

Miller Memorial Chapel
1120 West Goshen Ave Visalia, CA 93291
(559) 732-8371

Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on May 7, 2013