OBITUARY

Joan Carol Wilson

September 7, 1945April 7, 2018
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Joan C. Wilson, 72, of Little Elm, Texas, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018, after a lengthy illness. Joan was born September 7, 1945 in Granville, New York. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Pauline (Loveland) Woodell. Joan was educated at Washington Academy, Salem New York, Adirondack Hudson Community College and Collin County College, where she was president of the Honor Society. She was raised in the Presbyterian faith, member of the choir, fellowship, community services and worked a summer mission in Kayenta, Arizona.

Joan was a locally renowned quilter and a leader in both Quilters Guild of Plano and the Quilters Guild of Dallas. She was the proprietor of Grammy’s Creations where she designed and made custom artistic quilts for many notable customers in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Prior to this Joan was successful business woman. She was District Sales Manager for Avon Products in Pennsylvania and Tennessee. She was a successful real estate broker in Tennessee and Virginia, and a major multi-unit account manager for Manpower Temporary Services in Dallas.

Joan is survived by her husband of 51 years Richard. She is also survived by her daughter Audrey N. Wilson of Plano, Texas and her son Eric D. Wilson, his wife Kimberly and their children Bailey and Ethan of McKinney, Texas.

Joan is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Darlene Vaughn and her husband Dallas of Klamath Falls Oregon, Shelby Woodell of Harriman, Tennessee, Sharlisa Woodell and her companion Rory Birrell of Queensbury, New York, Dorothea Robinson of Fort Ann, New York, Randy Woodell and his wife, Sheila, of Harriman, Tennessee, Calen Woodell of Harriman, Tennessee, Mark A. Woodell and his wife, Eva, of Salem, New York and Lea Ritchie of Fort Ann New York.

Memorial contributions in memory of Joan may be made to Quilters Guild of Plano or Quilters Guild of Dallas.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 14, 2018
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Darlene Vaughn

April 10, 2018

Joanie was the oldest of nine children. She helped feed, dress, and get at least three of them on the school bus daily. Nightly chores for us were to ensure all of the children were accounted for, floors cleaned, table set, and if dinner was something her and I were capable of cooking then so be it.

We were best friends, shared an apartment, went to Hedges Lake Pavilion dances, and even shared our friends until her “everything” came into her life. (That would be Richard) Joan and Richard introduced me to the father of my children, John Steiner. Joan and I continued to live together while our husbands were deployed to different countries which was great because I had the opportunity to be a real auntie to Little Audrey.

For most of our lives we’ve lived half a country apart. Visits were never long or frequent enough but we were so blessed with the many we had.

She will always be a small part of who I am and will forever be missed.

Brother and sister photo below is missing two, myself and her half brother, Mark Woodell.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

1955 - 1956, Class picture, Washington Academy, Salem, New York. Joan Woodell, 3rd row from front, far left.

FROM THE FAMILY

Joan and Richard's wedding May 6, 1967 at the Old White Church in Salem, New York.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Mom & Audrey

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Mom and Dad