Kathleen Harriet Joiner
1924 - 2017
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Kathleen Harriet Joiner
11/30/1924 - 3/10/2017


Kathleen Joiner, of Lincoln, California passed away suddenly at the age of 92 on March 10, 2017.
Kathleen was born in a ranch house twenty miles outside of Jamestown, North Dakota on November 30, 1924 to Harry Valentine Brown, a rancher, and Audrey Wilson Brown, a teacher.
She grew up on the ranch learning, at a young age, to ride her horse and shoot a rifle. She loved the rolling thunder of North Dakota storms and the yipping of coyotes at night across the prairie. She attended a one room school with a total of six students, four of whom were her cousins.
Near the end of the Great Depression, Kathleen moved with her family to South Bend, Indiana where she graduated at the age of sixteen from South Bend Central High School as a member of the National Honor Society. She went to work in a medical office and quickly became the office manager.
After a few years, Kathleen met and fell in love with Charles Joiner, then a young Naval Officer and student at Notre Dame University. Upon his graduation they drove cross country to California, where their children Jim, Richard, Kathy (Swift), and Paul were born.
After arriving in California, Kathleen and Charles began acquiring land, farming, ranching, and developing property in numerous California counties. They later expanded into subdivisions and apartments. She managed their business and its finances, and continued doing so until the day that she passed away.
Kathleen and Charles quietly contributed to a number of causes and were very proud when the City of Lincoln named Joiner Park and Joiner Parkway after them. Two years ago she celebrated her 90th birthday in Rancho Mirage with thirty-two extended family members, and this past summer Kathleen and Charles celebrated their 70th anniversary with their children and their families.
Always ready for a new adventure, Kathleen rode horses for much of her life, earned a pilot's license, flew her own plane, fished the rivers of Alaska, and travelled to six continents. Her favorite destination was the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, Africa where she was thrilled to see many of the most spectacular animals in the world.
As a child Kathleen developed a passion for reading, and as an adult, she usually devoured two books a week. On the morning of her passing, she rallied, was joyful at seeing, talking to, and laughing with her extended family, and after a few hours asked for her iPad, charger, and glasses so she could start reading again. Her love of reading was passed on to many of her children, and grandchildren, and even provided a generational bond between her and her great grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband Charles; children: Jim (Kathy), Richard (Zoe Ann), Kathy Swift (Riley), and Paul (Lisa); grandchildren: Andrew Joiner (Kelly), Stephanie Thompson (Mike), Adam Joiner (Allison), Christopher Swift (Kari), Rebecca Weber (Chuck), Julie Click (Bill), and Jonathon Joiner (Katie), as well as great grandchildren: Kate and Sarah Thompson, Alex, Duncan, Peyton, and Finley Joiner, Carson and Charlie Weber, and Morgan and Donovan Swift.
Kathleen's care and concern for others was legendary and no one who knew her doubts that on the day of her passing she was more concerned about others than herself.
Her family will remain forever grateful to the Lincoln paramedics, and the physicians, nurses, and professionals at Sutter Roseville's Trauma Intensive Care Unit who provided valiant and compassionate care.
A family graveside service is planned.

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Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Mar. 16, 2017.
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April 13, 2017
I am sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with you during your time of mourning. Isaiah 61:1,2 ; Matthew 5:4
April 11, 2017
I am very sorry to hear of your loss of your mother. She was a wonderful talented accomplished and gracious person. I know it will be hard to miss her so much. She and Charles were a great couple.
Patricia Joiner Gallagher
April 10, 2017
I am so sad to learn that Aunt Kay has passed. I talked to her in late February and am sad to know that I will not get to speak to her now when I call Uncle Charles. I am so sorry for your loss. The loss of one's mother is huge. I miss my mother and your Aunt Gertrude every single day. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Carolyn Smith Rutherford
April 10, 2017
We are shocked and very sad to learn from Uncle Charles today of Aunt Kaye's passing. Momma talked to her on the 5th of March and we had no idea she had passed away. We are so very sorry for everyone's loss and I so wish I had gotten to see her again. She was always so nice and pretty and smart and we loved her very much . Keeping everyone in our prayers
Suzanne Joiner Peaster & Dallas Joiner & Taylor Peaster Erika , Jada & Hunter
April 6, 2017
There are no words that can ease the pain of losing someones beloved. May you find comfort and peace in knowing that your loved one is in God's memory because those who passed are precious in his eyes. Psalms 116:5. You and your family have my deepest condolences.
March 29, 2017
With deepest sympathy, may the power of prayer ease your sorrow, give you peace and provide much comfort for you during this difficult time. Matthew 21:22
March 26, 2017
Wow! What an accomplished woman, full of life and love. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. May your fond memories comfort you, and God help the family during this time of great sorrow. (Isa.41:13)
March 25, 2017
To Charles and the Joiner Family, Our condolences and prayers are with you. Kathleen was always a positive joy to be with. Her legacy will live on in the hearts of those who knew her.

John and Irene Tiedeman
John Tiedeman
March 22, 2017
Charles & the Joiner Family. Our thoughts are with you. You are all so blessed to have had such a wonderful woman in your lives for so many years. Kathleen was an inspiration to many. Memories live on.
Tina Williams
March 22, 2017
To the family of Kathleen Harriet Joiner, I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sure you will miss her dearly. Please find comfort in knowing one day we will see our loved ones again. John 6:40. Matthew 5:5.
Alphonso
March 16, 2017
MAY THE THOUGHT OF KNOWING THAT FAMILY AND FRIENDS SHARE IN YOUR GRIEF BRING YOUR FAMILY A MEASURE OF COMFORT.PLEASE READ PROV 17:17
KELLEY
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