Joan Elaine Truax

June 20, 1933December 19, 2020

Joan Elaine Truax was born on June 20, 1933 and passed away on December 19, 2020 and is under the care of Gates, Kingsley & Gates Smith Salsbury Funeral Directors.

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Lydia Silva-Estrada

January 15, 2021

I will remember Mrs. Truax's smile and warmth. She was always happy and she made you feel welcomed whenever you saw her. Joan will be truly missed. God must have needed another angel......

Patricia Woodman

January 14, 2021

Joan Truax was a selfless and giving wife and mother. The countless hours she spend sewing clothes and costumes for us, driving us to horseback riding, cheering us on at swim meets and all of our other extra curricular activities, the times she spent listening to our ideas and feelings, celebrating our wins and consoling us in our losses are incalculable. She was a Camp Fire Girls leader for each of her three daughters and an active PTA member. She encouraged our creativity and instilled in us the qualities of courtesy and compassion. She encouraged us to pursue our goals and supported us in every was she could.

She always had a smile for everyone she met. She cherished her ten grandchildren and her four great grandchildren and always made sure to have fresh baked cookies and apple juice on hand for their visits. She was a second mom to many of our friends and neighbors and a true friend to all. She considered being a good wife and mother her ultimate life goal and she succeeded in this. Her death is an incredible loss for all of us. Her presence in our lives will be deeply missed. Yet, she will be with us always.