She was born on January 20, 1932, the daughter of Chester and Lillian (Reinhardt) Pierce. She was born and raised in Leominster, Massachusetts and a 1950 graduate of Leominster High School. She is predeceased by her son, Joseph M Fogel, who died January 22, 2010, and her four brother’s; Chester, Warren, Lloyd and Richard Pierce and two sister’s, Arlene (Pierce) Gardner and Beatrice (Pierce) Kingsbury.
Joan was a vibrant person who was a kind and loving daughter, aunt, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. For those who knew her, she was Joni and her pride and joy was her family. She moved from Leominster, Massachusetts to California after marrying Paul Fogel in 1956, where they raised 3 children. She resided in her residence in Santa Barbara, California for 52 years before moving to Texas in 2020 to live with her youngest daughter, Becky, her son in law, Ed and grandson Garrett. This move to Texas also brought her to her two granddaughters and two great grandsons, whom she adored.
She had a devout love for music, and after retiring from UC Santa Barbara in 1996, she joined the Prime Time Band, where she learned to play the flute and performed in many concerts with the band throughout the community. She loved to travel on cruise ships and ventured as far as Alaska and the Panama Canal. She was an extremely social person, with an infectious laugh and was loved by many. She had a generous heart and often donated her time to homeless shelters, addiction facilities and caring for animals at shelters.
She is survived by her daughters, Lynn I Fogel and partner, Kurt Triffet, of Ventura, CA, and Lybeth (Fogel) Morton aka Becky and her husband, Edward Morton of McKinney TX; her granddaughters; Amanda (Schreck) Morton and her husband, Thomas, and son PJ (great grandson) of Wiley, TX, Lauryn Fogel-Ramirez and her fiancé, John Perez and son, Lotus (great grandson) of Frisco, TX and her only grandson, Garrett Morton of McKinney, TX and many loving nieces and nephews that are scattered throughout the country.
She will be sorely missed, but us all knowing that her Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ brings us all peace and joy.
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