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Joan VanMeter (Marek) Recny

1925 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Joan VanMeter (Marek) Recny Obituary
JOAN VANMETER (HUNTER) MAREK RECNY Age 88, passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 12, 2014 of congestive heart failure. Joan was born October 11, 1925 in San Bernardino, CA. Joan was the youngest of 6 children born to Marie Louise (Van Meter) & Ralph Winchell Hunter. Her family moved to Riverside when she was very young. Joan attended local schools and graduated from Poly High School in 1943. In 1946, she married Albert Marek after he served in WWII. They resided in Riverside and were happily married 45 years before his passing in 1991. Al & Joan owned and operated Marek Dental Arts for several years servicing many dentists in the Inland Empire. In 1995, Joan married Rudy Recny and moved to Pine Grove, CA for a short time before she and Rudy relocated to Hemet, CA. Rudy passed away in 2003. Joan and Rudy loved to travel. Joan was a member of the Red Hat Society in Hemet. Joan returned to Riverside, and met Ray Nocella where they were quite the item at Magnolia Village. Joan loved to listen to music and sing her all-time favorites. Joan loved to crochet and work on her daily Jumbles. She was a true fan of Wheel of Fortune. Joan loved her family and friends dearly and was a proud mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Joan is survived by her daughters, Ann Dale and Alicia Alcaraz (Art); her sons, Jan Marek (Donna Giansanti) and R. Dana Marek. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. There will be a visitation held on Thursday, September 25th from 4pm - 8pm at Acheson & Graham Mortuary, 7944 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA. A celebration of Joan's life will be held, Friday, September 26th at 11am, Eden Lutheran Church, 4725 Brockton Avenue, Riverside, CA; a procession to follow for a Graveside Service at 1:00pm, Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd. Riverside, CA.

Published in Press-Enterprise on Sept. 23, 2014
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