JoAnn Weibel passed away on December 3, 2015, after a brief illness. She was born in West Phalia, Kansas on July 17, 1933. Her parents were Ralph and Louise Brubaker. Her dad worked for the railroad and they moved frequently. They settled in Minnesota where JoAnn attended and graduated from high school. JoAnn worked for several prestigious companies in Minneapolis, and at the age of 23 met and married Stan Weibel. Their first child, David, died at birth. A daughter, Susan was born in 1959 and Becky in 1964. After their divorce, JoAnn moved and lived the rest of her life in Mesa, Arizona.
She loved to travel and spent a few years in Colorado Springs, Colorado. JoAnn loved Hawaii and visited the islands 3 times. She worked the latter part of her years as a caregiver, work which she really enjoyed. She lived for the last 14 years at Centennial Village in Mesa, where she had many friends. JoAnn sold her car years ago, and used the bus, cabs and the “Buzz” to go all around the town. She loved the zoo, shopping, music, walking, and eating out. Her favorite food was anything with chocolate!
JoAnn is survived by her sister Kay Christopherson (Donny) and her daughters Susan Ray (Steve) and Becky Wallace (Russ). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Caleb Wallace (Jessica), Tyler Wallace (Sara), Susan Gwinn (Jamai), Tina Dean (Caleb), Angelica Ray, and Alicia Mason and her great-grandchildren Haylee Dean, Alayna Dean and 2 more on the way!
A very special thanks to all the caring nurses and physicians who cared for JoAnn during her illness and for the kind and thoughtful care she received at Mesa Christian Health and Rehab. She appreciated them all very much.
JoAnn made many dear friends at Centennial Village. She enjoyed and cared very much for them. Thank you for giving her your friendship and care for 14 years.
Though she has left this earthly life, JoAnn is reunited with her parents and loved ones and many friends that awaited her. For this knowledge her family is grateful and this gives us the peace and courage to continue on.