Sept. 26, 1946 – Nov. 17, 2012
Joan Marie Ethen (Conlan, Felts) passed away at the age of 66 on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at McKinley Park Care Center in Sacramento following a long battle with Wegener’s granulomatosis.
Joan was born on Sept. 26, 1946, in Klamath Falls, Ore. She grew up in Fort Bidwell, Calif., on her family’s ranch. She attended Our Lady of Mercy High School in Red Bluff, then earned her bachelor’s degree from UC Davis in 1977 and her BSN/PHN from Sacramento State in 1986, where she was a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing International Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.
Joan had an undying will to help others. She devoted her life to easing the pain of the suffering. She gave everything of herself so that those around her could be comfortable. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She attended the Davis Whole Earth Festival every year for Mother’s Day. In her later years she enjoyed spending time in Mexico, reading books and raising rabbits.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Nora and Jack Conlan; sister, Marietta Glaus; and brother, John Joseph Conlan. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Alicia and Todd Cook; son and daughter-in-law, John and Amber Felts; grandchildren, Brandon and Kacey Ehresman and Jack and Aaron Felts; brothers, Edward and Patrick Conlan; and sisters, Nora Lea Krupp and Anne Marie Carey.
A celebration of life ceremony will be from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Stonegate Country Club, 919 Lake Blvd. in Davis.