Joan Benn: 1931-2019


Last updated 2/7/2019 at Noon

Joan Darlene Benn was born in Los Angeles on February 7, 1931, to William Wallace Bruce and Eleanor Pittenger, the youngest of three daughters. Her childhood was spent in Southern California.

In 1948, Joan became a cosmetologist in Loveland, CO, where she met and married Bill Henry Sr. Over the next 29 years they raised their three children: Georgia, Cherri and Bill Jr. in Oregon.

Joan and her husband Bill were transferred with US National Bank from Hood River to North Bend, Brookings and Medford. Wherever Joan lived she was actively involved in her church, and volunteered in her communit...

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