Obituary of Joann G. Woerner |

Obituary of Joann G. Woerner

Joann G. Woerner passed from this life to her next on Jan. 21, 2016. She was 87.

A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20 at the First Baptist Church in Grass Valley.

Joann was born on Aug. 16, 1928 in Southern California and grew up in the San Diego area. She fell in love with Jack Woerner and they married May 1, 1949. They moved to Nevada City with their two young daughters in 1956 and their beloved twins were born shortly thereafter. She worked for local physicians for 45 years and loved her work.

Joann was an accomplished flautist. She played in many orchestras, including the San Diego Youth Symphony, local chamber music group and the Nevada City Concert Band. She was an active volunteer at the Kare Crisis Nursery with her fellow ‘Golden Girls’ until her last month of life. She also loved her weekly trips to Nevada City SPD, where she had shopped faithfully since it first opened. She enjoyed her cat, birds, deer and any other creature that wandered in her yard to be fed.

She loved her family with all her heart and enjoyed the kindness of many friends and her community.

Joann is survived by her four children, Sarah (Tony Norskog), Pam (Loren) Clifton, Chuck (Lynn) Woerner and Jane (Stan) Herum; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and many other extended family members.

She is preceded in death by her devoted husband Jack; and her parents, Burton and Margaret Hamblin.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Kare Crisis Nursery, P.O. Box 2080, Grass Valley, CA 95945.

The family would like to extend their thanks to Dr. Connie Gaulter, Golden Empire, Hospice of the Foothills and all her dear friends, for their loving care.

Arrangements are under the care of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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