Feb. 1, 1943 - Oct. 4, 2020
Our world gained another Guardian Angel Oct. 4, 2020 with the passing of our Dear One, JoAnne Susan Powell (maiden name Pavlinac).
JoAnne grew up on a berry farm and then devoted 30 years as a math teacher. She was known as a "math" miracle worker, as she helped take the "hate" out of math for those that struggled.
Outside of work, JoAnne enjoyed tennis, biking, hiking and boating. She frequented her favorite vacation properties in PGA West in La Quinta and Bend. She was recognized for her families favorite Croatian dish, Sarma.
JoAnne's kindness and empathy extended beyond words. She was the first to help family in need. She helped provide housing, clothing and food to teenagers, elderly and homeless people who were without family support.
JoAnne is survived by her husband of 56 years, Walter Lee Powell; her daughters, Suzie and Lisa; grandchildren, Kira, Conner and Kimberly; and siblings, Dr. Ruth Ann Larson and Joe Pavlinac.
The family is having a private celebration of life at St. John's Cemetery, in Oregon City, Ore. Online guest book and video to be available at a later date.
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits