Thursday, December 19, 2013

JoAnne Marvelle Bryant, BHS 1948

JoAnne Marvelle Bryant, BHS 1948


Inyo Register (Bishop, CA) - Saturday, June 8, 2013

JoAnne Marvelle Bryant, age 83, passed away peacefully May 21, 2013. Born in Carbondale, Tulsa, Okla., Feb. 24, 1930, she was the only child of Esther Marie Barnes and Tony Watson Bryant. As a young girl, JoAnne's family moved to Texas where they lived in Galveston and Texas City. Finally settling in California, she went to school in Eagle Rock and Burbank. She attended Burbank High School where she participated in journalism and graduated in 1948.

JoAnne loved her horse, Diamond, and as a teenager enjoyed riding the area around her home on Hollywood Way. She worked as a soda jerk at Albin's Drug Store, and later worked as a telephone operator at Lockheed, CBS and Pacific Telephone. Retiring to Bishop, Calif., and later to Saint George, Utah, she enjoyed reading and keeping up with current events.

Her legacy includes daughters: Marie Traulsen (Tom), Bobbi-Jo Nelson (Jeff), and Linda Pagenkopp (Brian); grandchildren Ron, Mark, Drew, Derek, Kelsea, Angela, Lisa, and Bobby; and great-grandchildren Ethan, Justin, Scotty, Amiah, Danika, Flannery, Jesenia, Tanner, Bryce and Kaden. She was preceded in death by grandchild Kevin and great-grandson Dallas. Private services were held in Saint George, Utah. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Pine View Mortuary.

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