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Joan D. Galbraith

1937 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Age 80, of Hemet, California, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017. She was born on Tuesday, April 20, 1937 in Omaha, Nebraska to Nicholas and Edith Nelson. Joan is survived by four children, Steve, Daniel, Brian, and Timothy; two brothers, Nick and Donald; seven grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and many friends. Joan was preceded in death by her beloved husband, David, in 2012.
Joan was a loving wife to David and a caring mother to her four children. During her childhood, she loved horses and had one of her own. Later on, she and her husband dedicated many hours in the dog show community and won many awards. In 1991, Joan and David's most well known champion, who was Iron Eye, received the distinction of having the "Most Winning Dog," which earned 52 Best in Show awards in that year.
Joan was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by everyone who had the privilege to know her. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 1pm at McWane Family Funeral Home in Hemet. Interment will take place privately at Riverside National Cemetery.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 30, 2017
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