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Joan Valentine Justesen


1939 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Joan Valentine Justesen Obituary
May 21, 1939 - February 13, 2017 Joan passed away February 13 in St. John's Hospital, Santa Monica, with her husband, Monte, and older son, Chris, by her side. Joan and Monte enjoyed 55 years of marriage. She is survived by sons Chris and Eric, the latter's three sons, Leland, William and Kyle, and their mother, Christine. Joan is also survived by her sister, June Secreto. Joan was born in Oakland to Irvin Valentine and Ruth Housley Valentine. She attended local schools, graduating from Piedmont High School. She went on to the University of California at Berkeley in 1957, where she met her future husband, an engineering student. They married in 1961 and began their life together during his service in the U.S. Army. Joan and Monte moved to Los Angeles in 1967 when Monte went to work for the Stuart F. Cooper Company and retired 42 years later in 2009. Joan worked many years in a medical office. They raised their two boys and then traveled the world together. Joan was a member of Chi Omega Sorority, president of the Brentwood Elementary School PTA and of the Brentwood Garden Club, volunteered with the Associates of Southern California and in the gift shop at St. John's Hospital. She golfed enthusiastically with friends at Penmar Women's Golf Club. A memorial service for friends and family is being organized.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Feb. 23 to Feb. 26, 2017
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