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Joan Turner Cox

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Joan Turner Cox Obituary
August 1927 - January 13, 2018 Joan, daughter of Louis A. Turner and Martha La Rosse Turner, was born in Altadena, California but lived her first twelve years in Monrovia before moving to Pomona. After graduating from Pomona High School in 1945 she attended Chapman College which was then located in Los Angeles, graduating with a B.A. in 1949. During her thirty-year teaching career she also completed course work for several teaching credentials at Claremont Graduate School and California State University, Los Angeles where she earned an M.A. Her final teaching assignment was at Upland High School. Joan lived in Upland from the mid-1950s to the mid-1980s, at which time she moved to Newport Beach, where she was active in community affairs. Thought the years Joan served on the executive board of the Alpha Iota Chapter of Pi Lambda Theta, Claremont. In 1992, she established at Chapman University the Joan Turner Cox Fellowship providing scholarships and fellowships to prospective teachers. She continued to add to the growth of this fund through the years. She was named Chapman Alumna of the Year in 1996 and in recent years served as a member of the Chapman Town and Gown Board. Joan died peacefully at home and is survived by her Daughter Eileen and son-in- law Ward Baxter Adams. At her request, final arrangements will be private.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2018
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