Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Born: 9/11/1909

Died: 1/7/1976

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Joan Garner Held passed away on Dec. 30, 2012, in Oklahoma City. She was born Sept. 29, 1927, in Banty. Joan was the fourth of nine children born to Hazel and Leroy Gardner. Her passions were her family, gardening, cooking, sewing, reading, and Sooner football. From the 1970s through the early 1990s, Joan created a very successful bridal consultation and catering service. She was able to share her love of helping people, sewing, cooking and decorating. It gave her great pleasure making many a bride’s dream wedding come true throughout the state of Oklahoma. Joan was a fixture at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church for decades. She married John Klein Held on April 11, 1947, who preceded her in death.

Joan Garner Held passed away on Dec. 30, 2012, in Oklahoma City. She was born Sept. 29, 1927, in Banty. Joan was the fourth of nine children born to Hazel and Leroy Gardner. Her passions were her family, gardening, cooking, sewing, reading, and Sooner football. From the 1970s through the early 1990s, Joan created a very successful bridal consultation and catering service. She was able to share her love of helping people, sewing, cooking and decorating. It gave her great pleasure making many a bride’s dream wedding come true throughout the state of Oklahoma. Joan was a fixture at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church for decades. She married John Klein Held on April 11, 1947, who preceded her in death.

Joan is survived by three children, John Jr., David, and Katherine; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Integris Hospice House for their tender and attentive care during her stay.