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JOANNE S. KNUPP Joanne passed from this life to eternity on September 14, 2012. She was a long time resident of Cathedral City, where she was active in city affairs, including running for city council when the city was first incorporated. Joanne was born February 16, 1943 to Howard and Fern Sawyer in Pasadena, CA. She was known for her laughter, her love of Jesus, singing, sewing, and gardening. She was involved in various civic activities throughout her lifetime. Joanne worked for JC Penneys, The Press Enterprise, Mayflower, and Desert Regional Medical Center, where she retired in 2003. Joanne is survived by her husband of 30 years, Charles E. (Ed) Knupp, her children: Shirley J. Harvey, Queen Creek, AZ; Jill A.E. Rains, Ellerslie, GA; and Don R. Watters, Newcastle, WA., as well as Ed's children: Katie Miller, Palm Desert, CA; and Nancy Vamis, Robe, South Australia, and her brother, Don Sawyer of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Over 20 children lovingly called her Nana, and nearly a dozen called her Nana the Great. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. No services have been planned at this time.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 7, 2012
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