Joan E. (Wickstrom) Manchester

                               June 9, 1938 - July 11, 2020

A native of Menlo Park, Joan lived in Mountain View for 50 years with her husband, Mel, and daughters Julie and Susan. In 2014, Joan relocated to Austin, Texas, to be near her daughter and family.

Joan attended Menlo Atherton High School, Foothill College, and worked at Sylvania until staying home to raise her girls. Later, her love for children led her to become a preschool teacher and run a daycare in her home. Joan served her community through various charities, churches, and actively met needs wherever she could. Joan was laid to rest on July 20, 2020, at Gate of Heaven Cemetery joining her husband and daughter Julie. 

Joan is survived by her daughter Susan, son-in-law Joseph, grandchildren Juliana and David, brothers Richard and David, sister Diane, and extended family.

A memorial website can be found at

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