Joan loved Rabun County, especially her dear friends at the Rabun County Senior Center and Clayton Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Alex.
She leaves behind: her son, Michael LaFond; grandsons, Matthew and Christopher of Chesapeake, Va.; a daughter, Mari Altman and son-in-law Dugan of Avon Park, Fla.; and a sister, Carol DiMaio and brother-in-law Fred of Clayton.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Clayton Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Laura Landrum officiating.
Beck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at http://www.beckfuneralhome.com.
The Clayton Tribune, Dec. 27, 2012