January 25, 1937 ~ August 22, 2004
Perry, Joan Theresa
Joan passed away on August 22, 2004 after a long courageous struggle with cancer. She was the cherished and beloved wife of Wayne Perry for 41 years. Joan was born on January 25, 1937 in San Francisco, CA. After attending schools in Pasadena, she worked for the Pacific Bell Company for 25 years. Her life was filled with love and caring for her family and friends. Her spirit of adventure delighted all who knew her. She and her husband traveled the world many times. In retirement she took joy in her bridge games and activities to support the South Bay Children's Hospital Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband Wayne; sister Gail (Olin) Schneyer; brother Roderick (Cynthia) Gaffey; brother-in law's Robert (Nona) Perry and Gerald (Barbara) Perry; along with 3 nieces and 7 nephews. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 26 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd. in Torrance with Vigil Services beginning at 7:00 PM in the Mortuary Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, August 27 at 1:00 PM at St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church, 1900 So. Prospect Avenue in Redondo Beach. Entombment will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. In lieu of flowers, family would appreciate donations to the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.
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