Joan Chambers

On Aug. 28, 2017, Exeter lost a great lady, Joan Chambers. She was born on April 16, 1931 in Exeter, Calif. to Paul and Ruth Chambers. She was raised in Exeter, graduated from Exeter High School and continued her education with degrees from San Jose State and Stanford University. Joan enjoyed many years as an educator working to improve and encourage the lives of the students she came in contact with.

Upon her retirement in the 1990s Joan set out to see the world. Always an avid traveler, Joan continued to add to the long list of her travels and adventures. Joan was not your typical go on a guided tour kind of girl. She toured the pyramids on horseback, worked an archeological dig on Easter Island, and drove cattle through the Canadian Rockies to name only a few. She always shared the treasures of her adventures and vivid stories with her nieces, nephew and numerous friends.

Joan’s quick wit and kind heart built an extended family of remarkable friends that is beyond imagination. Every single member whether from the Ukulele ensemble, her golfing partners, pickle ball group, college friends, work colleagues or former students, everyone holds a very special memory of Joan and her wonderful smile.

Joan is survived by her spouse Betty Parese of Rancho Mirage and her sister, Norma Mann of Visalia. Joan’s sense of adventure and joyful spirit will be kept alive by her family of children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews. A celebration of life for Joan will be held in early December 2017.

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