Joan Nanette Dahl
February 29, 1932 – November 7, 2010
Joan Nanette Dahl died at Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles, after a short illness.
She was born in Chicago, Illinois, to George and Edythe Ostrand. She married Donald H. Dahl (now deceased) on September 22, 1956. Joan and Don lived in California until 1994 and then relocated to Sequim at that time. They traveled the United States, Central America, Iran, Pakistan, and Australia for business and pleasure.
Joan was a vivacious, well-humored, entirely kind person. She was active in art, dance, canasta, bridge and dominoes, The Red Hat Society, Sequim Arts, and the Sequim Yacht Club. Her oil paintings, cross stitch and many afghans graced the walls and couches of her home and of many friends.
For many years, she was a regular at the tap dance class, where she was known as “Ginger”, to dance partner “Fred”, all in keeping with her larger-than-life personality. She made many wonderful friends in Sequim and enjoyed spending time with them in social activities.
Joan was active in the community, volunteering at the Sequim Visitor Center, the art gallery, and in support of the annual fundraising Fashion Show.
Joan is survived by her sister-in-law Mary Lou LaBerge of Seattle WA, nieces and nephews; Chris (Ruth) LaBerge of Snohomish WA, Paul (Michiyo) LaBerge of St. Louis Park MN, David LaBerge of Denver, CO, Judy Karel of Seattle WA, Laura Patterson (Steve) Wright of Loveland OH, Christine Patterson Rebholtz of Vacaville, CA, and many grandnieces and nephews. She was a resident of
5th Avenue Retirement Center.
A gathering of family and friends in celebration of her life with her husband Don will take place at a future date.
Memorial contributions can be made in Joan’s name to M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) or the American Cancer Fund.