Joan Estelle Stern
September 15, 1943 – January 25, 2021
She was the Renaissance woman: poet, French teacher, Getty administrator, UC Davis director of the International House, business consultant, proud parent of Ryan, lover, Shakespeare aficionado (she saw all 38 Shakespeare plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland), attendee at the Palisades Symphony concerts, theatre goer, world traveler (70 countries), and in years past a great painter of landscapes and abstracts.
Joan Stern wrote a poem several years ago that summed up her life. It was published in an anthology of senryus.
is too short