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Joanne J. Williams
Joanne J. Williams, of Indio, California, died November 14, 2017. She was 89 years old and active up until her death. She was a long-time Coachella Valley resident since 1953.
Joanne was born in Redlands California to Connie and Robert Jennings. She graduated with a B.A. from Pomona College, and married Robert H. Williams. She taught elementary school in Mecca and Coachella. She and her husband Bob then founded Bob Williams Nursery in Indio, now run by their son Robert. Joanne always had a love of plants and developed a talent for landscaping design.
Joanne was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grand- mother, sister, wife and friend to many. She is survived by her 5 children: Robin Applegarth, Robert Williams, Gordon Williams, John Williams and Mary Kerosky. She is also survived by her brother Robert Jennings and his children Chris and Janice. She has 8 grandchildren: Ethan, Jonathan, Claire, Ryan, Mia, Rebecca, Sophia and Samuel, and 3 great-grandchildren, Malcolm, Saoirse and Emma.
Joanne's kind and adventurous spirit will be missed by many. Private services were held for her family. The family passes on her request that memorial donations be made to: The Nature Conservancy, Attn: Treasury, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA. 22203.
Published in Redlands Daily Facts on Dec. 7, 2017
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