Joann Hagins was born Dorothy Joann Gholson on May 22, 1931 in Rawlins, Wyoming. She attended college at Denver University with all honors. She met Gary Hagins whom she married August 23, 1953 in Estes Park, Colorado. They were married for 58 years until Gary's death on January 30, 2010. Joann taught elementary school in Denver, Torrance, Palos Verdes and Redondo Beach for the past 33 years. Joann loved to paint, read and was a devout Catholic. We lost Joann January 12, 2011 in her home in Redondo Beach. She was 79 years old. She is survived by eight children, one sister and fifteen grandchildren. She will join her daughter Kathleen and Gary in the Great Beyond. Loved by all, Joann was kind, forgiving, sweet and loved to laugh. She will be missed and forever in our hearts. The Mass service will be held on Friday, January 21, 2011 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church at 2:00 pm.

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  1. Mrs. Hagins was our three children’s fifth grade teacher. We always appreciated her artistic spirit,her love of music, that she never used dittoes or workbooks, but required more self-expression– and that she was genuinely fond of her boy students! For that alone, surely heaven welcomes her home with open arms. With our sympathy, Peggy and Jim Zelenay

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