Joanna M. Shultz

DOWNEY - Joanna M. Shultz was born June 16th 1955. She grew up in Downey & graduated in 1973 from Warren High. She was an avid swimmer with the swim team at John Riley's pool winning many competitions. She swam against Olympic medalist Shirley Babashoff and won! Surfing & camping were also her thing. She started in the oil industry as a woman in a mans world but she persevered and was accepted. She worked hard to become a Registered Environmental Assessor, a title she was proud of. Joanna also had a love for cooking, reading all her cookbooks like novels. She had a successful catering business with her sisters and mother until an injury made it to difficult to keep going. last but not least she was the best Auntie that any child could ask for. Last year she was diagnosed with a rare blood disease called Hemochromotosis. She passed away January 22nd 2009, was cremated and her ashes were sprinkled in the ocean. She is survived by a Mother, two sisters, two nieces one nephew and one great nephew. The loss is deep.********** Published: February 13, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 43