Joanne Janet Hannum Eagle slipped this mortal coil peacefully in the early hours of May 4th, 2020, in Cupertino, California, after an unexpected and short decline, during which she had been surrounded by her lifelong companion, husband of 69 years, Alan; her son, Alan Jr.; daughter and son-in-law Kaaren and Tom Sipes, and grandchildren. Daughter, Deanne, could not be there because of coronavirus travel restrictions. Joanne was 89 years old.
Joanne was born on February 4th, 1931, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, to Fred and Avanelle Hannum, the third of four children. Throughout her life, she was unfailingly cheerful, fiercely intelligent, unerringly dedicated to pursuits she deemed worthy— from music, to belly dancing, to bridge—a world-class world traveler, natively kind and pragmatically unflappable, always.