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Joan Pasma

Ripon resident

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POSTED October 10, 2009 2:32 a.m.
Joan Pasma was born on September 5, 1917 to Leonard & Johanna Cook in Lynden, Washington. She passed away at Bethany Home in Ripon on October 5, 2009. She was 92 years old.

She enjoyed flower arranging, baking, and was an excellent seamstress.  Joan volunteered her time to Interfaith Ministry and the San Joaquin Register of Voters for many years. She taught typing and shorthand at Ripon Christian and was also employed by the City of Ripon as an administrative secretary for 15 years.

Joan  is survived by her children; Janice (Dave) Junkin of Portland OR, Sharon  (Ron) Reimink of Ann Arbor MI, Cynthia (Craig) Davis of Torcy France,  Richard T. Pasma of Bainbridge Island WA, Barbara (Allen) Wall of Escalon,  and Susan (Larry) Anderson of Ontario OR; and by her 15 grandchildren  and 13 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband  Richard, her parents, and her 5 siblings John Cook, Lena Martin, Gertrude  Vander Kamp, Marinus Cook and William Cook.  Joan was a loving  mother to her 6 children and married to Richard for 62 years.

In her retirement she and Richard travelled throughout the states visiting  their children.  One of the highlights of their travels was visiting  their daughter Cynthia living in France, and relatives in the Netherlands. In her later years Joan enjoyed the company of her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation  will be on Sunday, October 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel. Her graveside service will be on Monday, October 12, at 10 a.m. at Ripon  Cemetery followed by her Memorial service at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Christian  Reformed Church. 

In loving memory please send donations to Bethany Home, 930 W. Main Street, Ripon CA 95366; Immanuel CR Church, 517 Orange  Avenue, Ripon CA 95366; or Bethany Christian Services 3048 Hahn Drive, Modesto CA 95350.  Online guest book available at
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009

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