She was born on March 21, 1932 in Van Buren, Arkansas to George and Pearl Taylor Archer.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Making Million Dollar Fudge with her daughters was a favorite Christmas tradition. Her grandchildren were spoiled with trips to Wal-Mart, sleepovers and morning coffee that was mostly milk and sugar. The next generation of grandchildren looked forward to their trips to the dollar store and card games that were always fun but a tad competitive.
Joan had a serious sweet tooth and made some of the best Chocolate “Stuff”. If she thought you liked it, she was going to make it for you. She taught her daughters to make many dinner staples that their children still request for birthday dinners.
She loved playing bingo, Western Swing dancing, and going to the Golden Nugget in Vegas with her husband, sisters, and friends. She was always happy to take her grandchildrens’ quarters to Vegas to see if they could hit it big on the slots.
Joan was Mitchell County Clerk for 15 years from 1979 until her retirement in 1994. She was visited at her courthouse office often by her grandchildren, and she made sure she had candy corn or other treats for them at every visit.
Joan was a long standing member of First Baptist Church of Colorado City. She kept the church supplied with candy and “The Preacher” with Mountain Dew. She served on the Park Board for a number of years.
Joan is survived by a sister, Bobbie Griffin, her daughters, Vicki Rinehart and husband Jerry of Snyder and Sue Ann Dominguez and husband Jessie of Artesia, New Mexico, daughters-by-choice, Toni Everett and husband Bill of Colorado City, and Roxie Strain of Colorado City. Her grandchildren, Jerrod Rinehart and wife Shawna, Courtney Crowell and husband Zach, Austin Rinehart and wife Kassadi, Jessica Doporto and husband Ventura, and Justin Dominguez and wife Holly. Also surviving are her great grandchildren Kate and Olivia Rinehart, Grey and Sam Crowell, Anjel Dominguez, Diego and Jonah Doporto, Kaydi Pacheco, and Jaycie Dominguez, several nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Martha Holstine, and Louie, her Yorkie.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Pearl Archer, her husband, Roy Lee Beach, a brother, George Archer Jr., and by sisters, Lola Pederson and Pauline Sanders.
A Celebration of Joan’s life will be held on Friday, December 8th, at 2pm with Doctor Jerry Shields officiating in the Kiker Seale Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Colorado City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jerrod Rinehart, Austin Rinehart, Justin Dominguez, Zach Crowell, Ventura Doporto and Bill Everett.
The family will be present for a visitation on Thursday, December 7th, from 4-6pm at Kiker Seale Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in her memory to the First Baptist Church in Colorado City. Those wishing are encouraged to share a memory by visiting www.kikerseale.com.