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Joan Lobdell


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Joan Lobdell Obituary
August 12, 1938 - April 16, 2017 Joan Lobdell was born on August 12, 1938 in Columbus, Ohio, to Gordon Starkey and Virginia Hodgen. She moved with her family, as an only child, to Long Beach, California. There she attended Wilson High School where she met Gregory Lobdell. The two were married until 1976 when she later moved to Orange County. Joan gave birth to three boys: Scott Lobdell of San Francisco, California, Michael Lobdell of Fountain Valley, California, and Mark Lobdell of Córdoba, Vera Cruz, Mexico. Joan also leaves four grandchildren: Alexi, Matthew, Scotty and Sophia. Joan worked hard as a single parent to provide for her family, eventually finding employment with the law firm of Manulkin, Tanner and Associates for more than 30 years, before retiring at the age of 75. Joan was a beloved mother, had a generous and giving heart, and loved and held her friends and family close. She succumbed to her illness on April 16, 2017. She died peacefully with her family around her.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Apr. 21, 2017
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