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Sponsored obituary: Joan E. Lancaster

Joan E. Lancaster, is resting peacefully on January 31, 2006 after a year long battle with lung cancer.

An example of her strength, conviction and independence, she never wavered in her fight.

Born April 13, 1934 in southern California she moved throughout the state with her family, residing in Nevada City the last 30 years. Joan was passionate about her community, politics and her real estate career. She worked tirelessly for Habitat for Humanity, Soroptimist Club and was a founding member of the League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County which culminated into a position on the State Board of LWV. Joan was proud to serve on the Nevada County Affordable Housing Task Force. She believed in service to her community and to those underserved. She enjoyed a successful career as a real estate broker/agent since 1974. Her hobbies included gardening and traveling.

Devoted wife of 41 years to the late Robert Lancaster and loving

mother to daughter Heather and son-in-law Scott Cowan, daughter Alison

Lancaster, and son Roy and daughter-in-law Nicole Lancaster and her

grandchildren Lindsay, Stephen, Emily and Anna. Also survived by her

sister, Cheryl Howe and family. She was also predeceased by her brother

Dan Dohlen and her sister Kay Bryant.

Her family, friends, and community will greatly miss her. A Celebration of Life will be held this Friday, February 10th at the Miner’s Foundry in Nevada City from 4pm -7pm, internment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Habitat for Humanity, the Soroptimist League, Hospice of the Foothills or charity of your choice in her memory.

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