Joanne Stary Emigh, FUHS ‘73 Joanne Marie (Stary) Emigh, 61 years of age, passed on Thursday, December 15, 2016.
Joanne was born May 19, 1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late John and Phyllis Stary. She moved to Fullerton, CA when she was 10 years old. She was a cheerleader at Fullerton Union High School and Fullerton Junior College.
Joanne married her high school sweetheart, George Emigh on December 27, 1975. Joanne was a devoted wife for almost 41 years. She was a dedicated and protective mother and grandmother. She was a fiercely loyal and thoughtful friend. She was bold and brave. Joanne was opinionated and passionate. She was the life of the party everywhere she went.
Joanne was a woman of faith and is happy to be home with God. She was welcomed into Heaven by her son, Joey, and several loved ones that have gone before her.
She leaves her husband, George; her daughter, Marianne and son-in-law Paul; and her granddaughters, Joey-Marie and Olivia. She leaves her brother, John and his wife Susan. She also leaves several nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Carol.
Funeral services will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fullerton on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 10am. A reception will be held immediately after the service and then Joanne will be buried at Loma Vista Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Pathways of Hope Rebuilding the Lives of the Hungry and Homeless, PO Box 6326, Fullerton, CA 92834; The USO, PO BOX 96860, Washington, DC 20077-7677. City of Hope, PO Box 60409, Los Angeles, CA 90060-0409 Fight Cancer, Save Lives. Mcaulay & Wallace Mortuary Published in Orange County Register from Dec. 31, 2016 to Jan. 1, 2017.