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Joan Knox Self


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Joan Knox Self

Joan Knox Self passed away peacefully at Baptist Reynolds Hospice House, Collierville, TN on 9/13/2015
Born 9/22/1931 to Dwight Knox and Virginia (Loper) Knox in New London, CN, she moved to LA, CA at age 10. She graduated from UCLA and married a fellow student, and Marine ROTC candidate, William R. Self, of Exeter, in 1954. Joan and Bill lived in many states, and even abroad in London, however they finished raising their family in Cedar Rapids, IA.. She and Bill moved back to Exeter,CA when Bill became ill. Joan had been a teacher, but had gone back to school in Iowa and received a Masters of Social Work. Joan worked for nearly 10 years with a CA state agency in Visalia that helped people re-enter the workforce.
She retired to Redondo Beach, CA to be closer to her daughter and 2 grand-daughters. From 1995 until 2001, Joan worked part time in a job she loved as the church secretary for the Unity Church, Torrance.
Joan moved to Iowa again in 2001 to be closer to her daughter's family, and then moved with her to Memphis, TN in 2012.
She is survived by her daughter Dr. Anne (Self) Sullivan of Memphis, TN and son Dr. David Self of Dallas, TX, along with son-in-law Michael Sullivan, and daughter-in-law Dr. Erika Navarro, along with 2 grand-daughters: Allison(Memphis , TN) and Shannon Sullivan (Coralville, IA), and two younger sisters: Judy (Bob) White, Oceanside, CA and Barbara (Dick) Joyce, Seal Beach, CA,, and sister-in-law Evelyn Folks, Palos Verdes Estates, CA, and numerous nephews and 1 niece.
She is preceded in death by her parents, in-laws, husband, a sister-in-law and brother-in-law:Robert Folks, formally of Rancho Palos Verdes.
A Memorial Service is planned for Tuesday, November 24 at Cathedral Memorial Gardens, Garden Grove, CA.
The family requests any memorial donations to be made to the Baptist Reynolds Hospice House. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Sept. 22, 2015
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