Obituary of John and Joann Hager |

Obituary of John and Joann Hager

On March 1, 2015, Joann Hager passed away, and on March 24, 2015 her husband John Hager passed away. Joann was 97 and John was 98.

Joann was born on JaN. 30, 1918 in Indiana. John was born on July 3, 1916 in New York.

John and Joann were married on Aug. 29, 1942 in New Jersey and celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary last August. They were completely devoted to each other and had a rare and unique love that inspired everyone they met.

Joann and John were longtime residents of the area, spending more than 30 years between Lake Wildwood and Grass Valley.

Joann was an accomplished painter and artist. She was an active member of the community and belonged to several local organizations, including the Lake Wildwood Art Club and PEO. John was a quiet and humble man, whose mission in life was to love and support Joann. He was a gracious man of great character and lived life with a sense of humor.

John and Joann loved spending time with family and friends, and their home was often open for celebrations and gatherings with loved ones. They also enjoyed traveling together and visited many different countries around the world.

They are survived by their daughter Judith Martens; son John Hager; grandchildren, Lori Martens, Michelle Martens, Scott Hager and Tiffany Alexander; and three great-grandchildren.

They were preceded in death by Joann’s sister Jane Carrington, and brother-in-law Waring Carrington, both longtime residents of the Grass Valley area.

Private services will be held for the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.

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