Joan, her mom and dad moved to Houston several years after we graduated. She got married and had one daughter.
She died of pancreatic cancer in 1999.
(details thanks to Carol Proctor Trumpoldt)
Carol V Proctor (Trumpoldt)
My best friend and maid of honor in my wedding in 1972.
Marlene Zoellner (Henry)
Joan was my dear friend and was like a sister to me. I have wonderful memories of Joan and feel so honored to have called her my friend. She was just the BEST! I miss you Joanie
Joan and her family were my 2nd family. We all had alot of good times together. Mrs. Bee took good care of her boys. Joan loved that yellow convertibe,she enjoyed driving it around with the top down. Joan was living in Texas, when my wife and I metup with her daugher, she is just like joan,a wonderful person. We miss you. Gary and Hope Steppler
Diane Elanjian (Paretchan)
Joanie was my best friend since 4th grade when we moved across the street from the Breiners. She welcomed this shy girl with open arms and "Auntie" Bea and "Uncle" Joe quickly became my second parents. Joanie was the maid of honor in my wedding in May 1968. Following the Breiners moved to Houston and Joanie's marriage to Don McCurdy, my husband and I visited them in Houston. As in the McCurdy/Breiner tradition, we were showered with love and attention as if we were still on Belfield Avenue.
Joanie was visiting her cousin for Thanksgiving 1998 when during that visit she told me she had pancreatic cancer. Knowing what little time she had left and heart sick for the years we had not seen each other, I flew to Houston in January to spend a long weekend with Joanie. We reminisced about our childhood, the fun times with had in her yellow convertible, and laughed about the hideous pink Lincoln Continental Uncle Joe had (if he had been a Mary Kay consultant, he would have really been in style)!
Six weeks after our last visit with each other, Joanie passed away. Joanie was like a sister to me and after all these years, I still miss her. How blessed I was to have had such a loving friend. I'm sure Joanie touched all the hearts of everyone she knew.