Joann Geraldine Dion, maiden name Pitcher, was born May 7, 1937 to John Pitcher and Elizabeth Abel.
She died Dec. 11, 2018.
She was married to Walter Clarence Dion, who lived from 1930 to 1992. After living in Tehachapi and Walter's passing, Joann worked a few jobs and finally found her calling as a director running senior center trips and banquets, parties and festivities.
That's where she met Harry Stanifer and they have been together for 18 years.
She leaves behind five children: David and Julie Dion; Dennis and Lori Dion; Gary Dion and Marta Burga; Christina and Lowell Adams; Bart and Myra Dion; and seven grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.