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Joan Elizabeth Ainslie Denham


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Joan Elizabeth Ainslie Denham

Memphis, TN

Joan Elizabeth Ainslie Denham was born October 20, 1929 in Memphis TN. She died February 28, 2017 having lived a rich life full of love for her family and friends. She was a loving partner and supporter of her husband Frank for 63 years and an inspiration in the lives of her children and grandchildren.

Joan graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1947 and married in 1948. She worked for Southern Bell for two years and was a homemaker until she and her mother-in-law purchased Bob's of Memphis beauty shop in 1973. Joan was an active businesswoman until she sold the business in 2009. She was a member of St Michael Catholic Church for 55 years and was a devout convert to Catholicism.

She was preceded in death by her son Robert and husband Frank. She leaves four children: Lesley (David) Whitehead, Frank (Barbara) Denham Jr., Patrick Denham, April (Ashley) Fickle. Three grandchildren: Josh Whitehead, Robert Whitehead, Zach Denham and one great-grandson Jackson Whitehead.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. Friday, March 3rd at St. Michael Catholic Church with a Mass of Resurrection to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.

The family requests any memorial donations be made to the Ave Maria Assisi Adult Day Center or St Michael Catholic Church.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Mar. 2, 2017
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