Joanne Beth Provan, 83, Pensacola, Florida

September 21, 2018

Joanne Beth Provan (nee Wagner), 83, of Pensacola, Florida, was cared for by Bayside Health and Rehabilitation Center where she died on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Susan Wagner (nee Murray); sisters, Eleanor Saxe (nee Wagner) and Janet Davis (nee Wagner); and brothers, John, Kermit and Ralph. Joanne is survived by immediate family, husband, George; daughter, Elizabeth (nee Sternke Richardson); son, Edwin; and grandchildren, Sasha, Skylar, Raymond, Randy and Edwin Jr.

Joanne was born Sept. 15, 1935, and grew up in Portage, and lived the first half of her life in central and southeastern Wisconsin, where she still has many family members and friends. She and her husband moved permanently to the Florida Gulf Coast in 1992.

Joanne was an active writer, who published news, human interest, essays and photographs in local and national publications. She loved to sing and performed in an award-winning barbershop chorus. She also loved charitable work for children and was an active member of RIF (Reading is Fundamental), BEARS (a group that made teddy bears for children in local hospitals and given by first responders), the Pioneers (an organization for former telephone company employees) and organizations for seniors in the Pensacola area. She was also a long-time member of Christ Episcopal Church in Pensacola.

Trahan Funeral Home is providing crematory services. A memorial service will be held for family and friends at Christ Church, where her ashes will be interred, at a later date.

If you wish to make a gift in Joanne’s memory, in lieu of flowers, you may send donations to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association, or your local Alzheimer’s research or support service.

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