Joan Anson of Port Richey, Fla., and a resident of Ridgefield from 1960 to 1990, died with her family by her side on Tuesday, March 26. She was 85 years old. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Glendale and Burbank, Calif., Ms. Anson attended Burbank High School. She went on to attend Washington State University to study hotel management. There she met her husband, John, while they both were students. They were married in Spokane, Wash., on Aug. 6, 1949. In addition to raising her family, she worked as an executive assistant at local companies.
"Joan was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother," her family said. "She enjoyed family time and traveling, having been to more than 70 countries."
Besides her husband of 63 years, she is survived by a brother, Frank Rich of Maui, Hawaii, son Kent and his wife, Elizabeth, of Exeter, N.H., son Scott of Augustine, Fla., seven grandchildren, Michael, Kelly, David, Cassidy, Jasmine, Nyah, and Bella, and one great-grandchild.
Contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Institute in her name.