Aug. 23, 1932 - Feb. 26, 2011
Joanne was born to Ray and Mildred Harrison. She lived her entire life in the Medford, Ore. area, where she excelled at an academic level sufficient to qualify her for a national collegiate scholarship award upon her graduation from Medford Senior High, on June 8, 1950. Instead, two days later she married the love of her life, William "Bill" Meeker and became Joanne Meeker.
Together, Joanne and Bill built the house that became home for them and their four children, Bobbi Jo Smith, Dan Meeker, Wendy Hawkins, and Julie Snook. Known for her quiet dignity and humble intelligence, Joanne was a voracious reader who never stopped learning and never stopped teaching.
In addition to her husband and four children, Joanne had five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who were blessed to have known her, as were the countless friends and acquaintances that were fortunate enough to be part of her life.
A memorial/ picnic/ potluck will be held at the Meeker home, in July of 2011. In lieu of flowers, Joanne would have preferred people to donate to their favorite charity.