Weekly newspaper of Three Rivers, California, and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks

Joanne Fansett: 1936 ~ 2017


Joanne Faye Fansett died Christmas morning, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, at her home in Three Rivers. She was 81.
A celebration of  Joanne’s life will be held  tomorrow (Saturday,  Jan. 13), 11 a.m., at Community Presbyterian Church in Three Rivers with a luncheon immediately following. 
Joanne was born September 29, 1936, in Verdugo Hills, Calif. She was raised in Sunland, Calif., and graduated from Verdugo Hills High School.
In 1959, Joanne and Preston Louis Fansett were married. Over the years Joanne worked as a bank teller, phone operator, church secretary, and a front-desk receptionist for United Cerebral Palsy in Hanford. 
Her most fulfilling jobs, however, were being a full-time mom and grandmother. In 2004, Joanne moved from Hanford to Three Rivers to be closer to her grandchildren. 
Joanne loved her family; she was their caretaker all her life. First, of course, with her children, then her husband,  her  mother-in-law, her father, and her beloved grandsons.
Jo was active in many social groups: Central Valley Daughters of the American Revolution,  Three Rivers Woman’s Club, Three Rivers Senior League, and Arts Alliance of Three Rivers. She was a deacon  with the Community Presbyterian Church and enjoyed being with her Adult Bible Study Group.
She loved to laugh with her many Three Rivers friends, especially while playing Mexican Train or Bunco.
Joanne is survived by her daughter, Lori Scott; son and daughter-in-law Jim and Kacey Fansett of Three Rivers; her grandsons, Ryan and Kyle Fansett; and her brother, James Rogers.