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Guntzelman, Joan



Joan Guntzelman, RN, PhD, age 79, passed away February 1, 2016 at Rae Ann Nursing Home in Westlake, OH after having lived an exceptionally full life. After graduation from St. Mary's High School in Cincinnati in 1955, she entered the Sisters of Charity at Mt. St. Joseph. She earned a BS Degree in nursing and a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology at Xavier University.

After she left the Sisters of Charity Community in 1973, she was employed by Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, NM. Joan earned a PhD in Counseling Psychology and served as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico. Joan was a popular nationally known speaker, and had a long history in grief counseling.

In more recent years Joan was the Executive Director and served on the board of Ring Lake Ranch, DuBois, WY, an ecumenical retreat center, and spent ten years arranging for guest speakers and organizing sessions for attendants at the ranch. Joan also authored several books concerning life's losses and grieving.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Feb 20th at 1:30 pm at Anna Kaseman Hospital Chapel.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Feb. 14, 2016
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