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Joan Bridge Banning


1925 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Joan Bridge Banning Obituary
July 22, 1925 - August 1, 2017 Joan Bridge Banning, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away peacefully. She is survived by her sons Robert Jr. and Winthrop, their wives Cari and Melissa, and four grandchildren. Her husband Robert (Bob) Banning preceded her in death in 2015. Joan was born in Randolph, VT, where she spent her early childhood. Her family moved to South Pasadena where she attended elementary and junior high and graduated from South Pasadena High School. She then went onto work at Lockheed Aircraft Co. during WWII. After the war, she worked for LA County Health Services. Joan and Bob married in 1954 and moved to their longtime residence in Pasadena. Joan loved her family, her garden and her friends. She applied patience, planning and practice to everything she undertook. Her garden was always a treasure for all to enjoy. Joan was an active member of the Digger's Garden Club, a strong advocate of the Arboretum, and a generous volunteer in the Huntington Library Gardens. She was a world-class gardener, exquisite cook, dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, and influence for good. Joan impacted many with her kindness, generosity and optimism--she always knew how to lift others. We will miss her dearly.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Aug. 11 to Aug. 13, 2017
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