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Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019
2:00 PM
Williamsburg United Methodist Church
500 Jamestown Rd.
Williamsburg, VA
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Joanne Davis Bloomwell, age 86, passed away in Williamsburg, Virginia on January 6, 2019, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born in Galax, VA to Blace and Alma Davis. She married Arthur "Gene" Bloomwell in 1960 in Williamsburg, VA. Joanne graduated from Galax High School and National Business College in Roanoke, VA. She worked as a secretary to State Senator Landrith and then in the executive offices of Colonial Williamsburg. She met her husband at the Williamsburg Methodist Church. He was a LTJG U.S. Naval Reserves in Yorktown, VA. They moved to Danville, PA where their two children Art and Julie were born, until Gene's job with Merck & Co. transferred the family to Elkton, VA and then to South Plainfield, NJ. Joanne was active in the Pilgrim Covenant Church and worked as a Trust Officer at the United National Bank in Plainfield, NJ. She volunteered with telephone crisis hotline Caring Contact in Westfield, NJ. Joanne loved spending time with her grandchildren, Sarah, Mickey and Charlie Kassis and with her family and friends. Joanne and Gene traveled the world, visiting over 40 countries, before moving to the retirement community of WindsorMead, Williamsburg, where Joanne was provided with skilled and loving nursing care in her final years. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA, with a reception following at WindsorMead Retirement Community 3900 Windsor Hall Drive, Williamsburg, VA. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to – Alzheimer 's Disease Research at BrightFocus<" + 'img' + " src='" + adImpUrl + "' style='width:1px; height:1px; display:inline; margin:0px; padding:0px' />"); }()); .org" target="_new" rel="nofollow">www..org or Caring Contact at www.caringcontact.org
Published in Virginia Gazette from Jan. 12 to Jan. 19, 2019
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