Joan Elaine Parsons

joan  parsons

February 3, 1929 ~ January 12, 2023

Born in: La Crosse, Wisconsin
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Joan Elaine Parsons was born on Feb. 3, 1929, in La Crosse, Wis., to Clyde and Mary Green, passed away Jan. 12, 2023. She grew up in La Farge, Wis., where she graduated from high school, went on to Platteville State Teachers College, in Wisconsin, where she received a degree in kindergarten primary education. She then taught kindergarten in Beloit and Madison, Wis., taught first grade in Pomona, Calif. and kindergarten in Pueblo, Colo. Joan and Jack were married in 1954 and were together for 58 years, before he preceded her in death in 2012. They were blessed with three daughters, Marilee (Wendell) Crook, Pamela (Richard) Matt and Lori Karl; seven grandchildren: Alicia (Jason), Megan (Joe), Tyler (Krissa), Cody (Katarina), Kirby, Emily and Lauren; eight great-grandchildren: Austin, Garrett, Hailey, Jack, Mattisyn, Braiden, Roscoe and Bowen; and her friend of 60 plus years, Betty Johnson. Joan was active in P.E.O. (chapter DU),the Arts Center, Rosemount Museum and was a deacon in her church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church or Buelle Children’s Museum. Online condolences,

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  1. Family,
    The first time I met your mother, I felt her warmth and love emulate from her face. Throughout the years, we shared our family stories and her interest in my teaching was heart warming. She cared about all of you and showed lots of excitement in visiting everyone. Joan was a wonderful mentor and friend. Love to all of you, Barbara Hadley

  2. I so enjoyed seeing Joan in church each Sunday. She was a beautiful person and I know that First Pres congregation will miss her great smile each Sunday.
    Pattee (Kenyon)Williams

  3. Dear Marilee,Pamela and Lori ,

    My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
    I am so very sorry to learn of your mother’s passing.
    She was a mentor and dear friend to me from the time that Carlin and I arrived in Pueblo.
    We were newly weds from “back east” and your mother and father welcomed us and helped us in so many ways. Carlin learned his coaching skills from Jack and your mom gave me great lessons on being a football fan , friendship, community and parenting.
    Through the years and distance we were able to stay connected.
    You girls were the light of their lives.
    Take comfort in the memories that you share.
    Love and Peace
    Frances Lynch

  4. Marilee, Pam, Lori and family, please know your Mother is at peace and loving her new home! I pray you all find comfort in knowing she’s reunited with your Dad and her family. God Bless all of you.
    Jewell & Ralph Redman

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