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Joan L. Vanderhoof

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Date published: 5/17/2014

Joan L. Vanderhoof

Joan Louise Graves Vanderhoof, 78, of Fredericksburg died Thursday, May 15, 2014.

Jo was born Nov. 5, 1935, in Portland, Ore., daughter of Lewis T. and Gene A. (Smith) Graves. She attended the University of Washington where she met her future husband, Rodney D. Vanderhoof. Jo married Rod in Seattle on Dec. 26, 1954.

Throughout her life, Jo was an active community volunteer and staunch supporter of her family. She will be greatly missed.

Jo is survived by her husband, Rodney D. Vanderhoof; her sister, Gene Mizell (James); her children, Andrew Vanderhoof (Marie Thompson), Barbara Lemanski (Edward A. Jr.), Becky Christensen (Raymond Sheehan) and Catherine Winters (Stephen A.); her grandchildren, Jennifer Lemanski, Christine Lemanski, Ian Vanderhoof (Gricelda Ceja), Rachel Logan (Chad), Zachary Vanderhoof and Gina Winters.

A private family memorial will be held on Samish Island, Wash.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fisher House Foundation, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.