Obituary: JoAnn Allen Affeldt
Ryan Summerlin August 7, 2014
JoAnn Allen Affeldt passed away peacefully in her sleep at home Saturday August 2, 2014.
JoAnn was born May 2, 1930 in Durango Colorado to parents Earnest and Louise Allen. She and her family moved to Venice Ca. during WWII where her father served as night guard at the Howard Hughes Aircraft Factory. Her mother taught English to Chinese immigrants.
JoAnn went to college in Los Angeles where she earned her degree in business. She met her future husband Dr. Robert Affeldt while ice skating at Pan Pacific Ice Rink in 1947. They married June 28th 1952 at Gunter AFB where Robert Affeldt was lieutenant in the US Air Force Dental Corp..He was later stationed in Guam where she later joined him. They enjoyed traveling to Japan and the Philippines together. When Capt. Robert Affeldt was discharged from the military and returned Truckee with his beautiful bride JoAnn.
JoAnn was very active in starting the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Truckee. She was involved in her community having served two terms on the Tahoe Forest Hospital Board. JoAnn was the office manager of Robert Affeldt’s dental practice until they both retired from Dentistry in 2007.
Her surviving family members include her husband of 62 years Robert Affeldt, son Rob and daughter in-law Marilyn Affeldt from Truckee, daughter Janna and son in law Joseph and JoAnn’s beloved granddaughter Savanna Guidas from Reno, NV.
JoAnn was a long time resident of Truckee and will be dearly missed by one and all.
A Memorial Service will be help at the Sparks Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2990 N. Rock Blvd. Sparks, NV Saturday August 23 at 3:00pm. All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to Maranatha is encouraged. This is an organization that helps builds schools in underdeveloped countries. Please state on your contribution “in memory of JoAnn Affeldt / One Day School”
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