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Joan Doreen Dunning

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January 16, 1945 - November 8, 2015 Joan was born to Joseph and Vivian Dunning, in LA, CA. She graduated from Hollywood High, 1962, and received her teaching credential and masters from the University of So. Cal. Joni was a member of St Stephen's Episcopal Church. Her cotillion debut, 1961, was followed by induction into Delta Sigma Theta. A dedicated instructor of both students and teachers for 23 years within L.A.U.S.D., she was committed to transforming urban education and taught for many years at Grape Street. Interspersed with teaching, Joni enjoyed working in the entertainment industry at ABC, NBC, and CBS. Joni's many interests included social anthropology and art. These pursuits fueled her desire to explore numerous countries around the world where she made lifelong friends. Joni is survived by her sister, Clothilde; brother, Gilmore; nieces, Diana, Ananda, nephew Joshua; great-nephews, Alex, Ethan, Nicholas, Elliot, and great-niece Naomi. Her beloved extended family includes many wonderful cousins, uncles and aunts. Joni will be missed deeply by her family, friends, and anyone who was touched by her sweet and loving spirit.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22, 2015
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