2014-07-24 / Obituaries

Joan Carol Smith

Joan Carol Smith of

Oakhurst passed away on

July 17, 2014. She was 77.

Joan was born on Dec. 28, 1936. She was a beloved wife, mother, teacher, writer and artist. She enjoyed gardening, teaching and playing piano, hiking, basket weaving, working as a church librarian and traveling.

Joan was preceded in death by her mother Mignon Laura Hunker and her father Earlyn E. Hunker.

She is survived by her husband Ronald Glenn Smith and her children Jeffrey Smith of Temecula, Laura Bradhurst of Oakhurst, Ronda Chambers of Atwater, David Smith of Oakhurst, Wendy Reynolds of El Portal and Eve McMullen of Post Falls, Idaho.

Joan is also survived by nine grandchildren, Jason Paul Chambers, Jennifer Nicole Chambers, Lance Jeffrey Bradhurst, Oliana Skye Reynolds, Eamon John Reynolds, Alora Carol Reynolds, Arielle Marie Mc- Mullen and Tanner Glen McMullen.

She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Auston Lee Chambers and Alyssa Lee Chambers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Joan’s name to Hinds Hospice, 2490 W. Shaw Ave., Suite 101, Fresno, CA 93711.

A memorial service for Smith will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 25 at Oakhurst Cemetery.

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