Joni Asuncion

April 18, 1939November 21, 2018

Joni Asuncion (née JoAnne Sandra Huntington) was born April 18, 1939 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and aunt, she passed away on November 21, 2018 at St. Joseph’s in Orange, CA. Joni is survived by her husband, Leo, children David and Kristin, sibling Betty and twin sister Jeanette, five grandchildren and many loving relatives, friends, and colleagues.

JoAnne spent a life dedicated to the Catholic Church, to growing young minds, and to bringing music to the world. She taught in various Orange County school districts for 40 years. Her teaching methods were those of patience and kindness, to never overlook a single learner, and to instill a love of learning. Joni’s gift of music took her to National Championships with Sweet Adelines, winning medals and building lifelong friendships. Joni brought integrity and honesty to all she connected with, but above all a shared smile and the love of God. JoAnne enjoyed traveling and shared many journeys around the world with Leo, her husband and companion of nearly 48 years.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1 pm on January 20, 2019 at:

Garden Grove Community Meeting Center Room CMC Butterfield AB

Directions: Phone: (714) 741-5262

Please send your email and the number in your party attending to to RSVP

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Joni's honor to Catholic Charities or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Lastly, if you would kindly send your favorite Joni stories and/or photos to, we will compile them and share highlights at the memorial.

Please feel free to email David with questions. (

In loving memory, Leo, Kristin, and David


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, January 20, 2019

Joni Asuncion

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