Joan Henry York was born in the coal-mining town of Davidson in eastern Tennessee on August 30, 1918. Her parents moved the family of eight children to a farm near Wanette, Oklahoma, when she was twelve years old. After graduating from high school, Joan moved to Oklahoma City, where she met and married Judson York a month after the attack on Pearl Harbor. WWII separated the couple for several years, and in 1949 the GI Bill took them to Wichita, Kansas, where Joan lived until 1995. Joan was a faithful member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Wichita. After moving back to Oklahoma City to care for her elderly aunt for a few years, she relocated to San Antonio to be near her daughter and son-in-law, first at The Meadows retirement community and then Kaulbach Assisted Living, both part of Morningside Ministries. Joan spent the last nine years of her life enjoying her new home, making many friends, and appreciating the mild weather and beautiful trees. Joan was known by all as a strong, independent woman who had a great wit and feisty spirit. She lived her life as a determined faithful friend to many, and throughout her lifetime practiced "adopting" elderly people on whom she spent countless hours of caring. Joan was a loving mother who sacrificed much for the welfare of her children.
She is survived by Judith York and son-in-law, Richard Tye of San Antonio; Jennifer York of Beaverton, OR; Michael York and daughter-in-law, Denise and their children and grandchildren of Oregon City, OR; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Her family expresses their deep appreciation to all of the staff of Morningside Ministries for the many years of extraordinary care.
DECEMBER 4, 2010
DECEMBER 12, 2010
CHAPEL AT KAULBACH ASSISTED LIVING
602 BABCOCK RD.
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78201
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Morningside Ministries, 700 Babcock Rd., San Antonio, TX 78201, 210734-1050.
Born: August 30, 1918
Place of Birth: Davidson, Tennesse
Death: November 29, 2010
This memorial provided by:
Porter Loring Mortuary