1933 - 2016
Our Beloved JoAnn crossed over on February 15, 2016 at the age of 82.
At the age of 8, parents Austin and Edna Johnston and Family relocated from Norfolk, Nebraska to Garfield, Washington. JoAnn graduated Garfield High School in 1952 and married Ray Meredith in Spokane in 1954. She has been a resident of Spokane and Spokane Valley and a bookkeeper/accountant for more than 60 years.
JoAnn is preceded in death by her parents and husband Ray. She is survived by one brother, Vern Johnston & wife Marlene, two Sisters, Lois Williams and Karen Bolyard & husband Jim, Daughter Jackie, Grandson Ben, one Great-Granddaughter, and numerous Nieces and Nephews as well as extended Friends-Who-Are-Family.
JoAnn was the world's greatest Hostess, a world traveler, an avid reader and gardener. Her Beautiful Love, Light, and Inspiration so brilliantly be-gifted us all and shall be infinite and eternal facets within the Hearts and Minds of all those who shared her phenomenal Life's journey. She is ~ and will be ~ deeply missed, Treasured, and Honored...
Gravesite memorial will be a private family affair according to her wishes. In lieu of flowers, the Family encourages memorial gifts be to the charity of your choice or Hospice of Spokane.
A celebration of JoAnn and her Life will be commemorated on a future date.
“We sit beneath the night sky
by the whisper of the windsong…
in the quiet of darkness.
And they are never far.
Those we have loved and cherished,
those who have changed our lives
in some small or profound way
are closer than we know,
because it is their light
that shines on our world.
It is the brilliance of their souls
That makes our night sky glow.
A star in heaven shines on just for you…”
Community Cremation & Funeral
13127 E. Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99216, (509)926-2020
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