Joan Schwarz

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Schwarz, Joan "Joey"

Joan "Joey" Schwarz passed away peacefully on March 5, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM surrounded by her family. Joan was a stem cell recipient and courageously battled Acute Myeloid Leukemia for four years.

Joey was born in Spencer, Iowa on December 23, 1954 and was the 4th girl in a family of 6 sisters. She lived in Fort Collins for several years and had two beautiful children, Lauren and Erick. She received her degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University. She and her family moved to Albuquerque in 1998 where she worked as a construction estimator. Joan passionately enjoyed cooking, sewing, crossword puzzles, the theater and attending the opera. She was always the life of the party & had a wonderful sense of humor, even till the very end.

She is survived by her mother Clare Wheeler of Spencer Iowa; 5 sisters; her daughter Lauren & husband Mario Hidalgo of Albuquerque NM; her son Erick Schwarz & his girlfriend Hannah Lane of Albuquerque NM.

In lieu of flowers consider a donation to , 411 Second Street NM, Rochester, MN 55901

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 12, 2017
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