JoAnn Malissa Vasquez
Oct 23, 1955 - Jan 4, 2017
JoAnn Malissa Vasquez born in Roseville, CA was granted her angel wings on January 4th, 2017. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends. JoAnn retired from California Department of Public Health with 33 years of state service. Her life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by her understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. Her gentle smile and love of her family brought so much joy. Throughout her life and specifically during her battle with cancer, she gave us all such courage and hope reminding us of the preciousness of life. JoAnn truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; traveling with family, gardening, family gatherings, supporting her grandchildren at every sporting event or school function. JoAnn is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Pete; her children, Aaron and his wife Heather, Kathy and her husband Alfonso, Malissa and her husband Eric, Daniel and his girlfriend Jhynelle; her mother Sydney; her father, Howard; stepmother, Cathy; Sister Roxanne; step sister, Sabrena; and her seven grandchildren.
Preceded by her brother Thomas.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, January 21st at Bayside Church of Citrus Heights located at 6540 Sylvan Rd, Citrus Heights, CA 95610. Family and friends are welcomed to join the celebration of life immediately after the service. In lieu of flowers please help others by donating to charities that assist cancer patients.
East Lawn Mortuary
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