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Joan Marie Brown

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Joan Marie Brown Obituary
Joan Marie Brown

Chandler - Joan Marie Brown, 85, of Chandler, AZ, passed away on 28 February, 2018, with family by her side. Joan was born on 30 September, 1932, in Centreville, IL, to the late Robert J. and Marie H. Hannan. After marriage, Joan resided in Omaha, NE, for many years, raising her family. In 1984, she moved to Chandler and worked for Bank of America until retirement. Joan was strong, independent, and thrifty--when she pinched pennies, they begged for mercy. She loved to road trip along the PCH, seeking out the perfect beach for relaxing and watching the waves roll in. She enjoyed reading the latest best sellers, solving newspaper word-jumbles, and eating anything chocolate. When it came to cooking, Joan rose to the challenge. Taking the warning "cook meat thoroughly" to heart, she fried pork chops into paving stones and scorched roasts into inedibility. Her delicious cakes, however, were a must-have at every family celebration. A loving grandma to seven and great-grandma to six, Joan happily rocked each new arrival, then delighted in baking cookies with her sweeties as soon as they could squish dough. Above all, Joan was always there for her family. Adviser, confidant, companion, and comforter-in-chief, she was our constant. Always there. In memory of Joan, be there for someone today. Lovingly remembered by her daughters Sandra, Joni, Cindi, Michelle, and their families; brother Robert Jr.; sister Aileen. Preceded in death by parents and sister Marianne.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 8, 2018
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