JOAN REES(1942 - 2017)

Aug. 30, 1942 - Dec. 1, 2017 IRVING, TX Joan Mary "Joanie" Rees was born in Hartford, CT on Aug. 30, 1942, to William Keevers and Teresa (Jordan) Keevers. She succumbed to Alzheimer's on Dec. 1, 2017, in Irving, TX at the age of 75. Joanie attended Dean College in Franklin, MA, where she obtained her associate's degree in fashion merchandising. She was incredibly passionate about her career at American Airlines, where she worked a number of years as a stewardess. Joanie married her loving husband of over 50 years, Frank Rees, with whom she shared vacations, family and OU football. Together, they formed a beautiful family, which includes their daughter, Michelle Clark and her husband Brian; three grandchildren, Hunter, Samantha, and William Clark; and their son, Christopher Rees. Joanie was her doctor's longest living patient with Alzheimer's disease. After nineteen years of battling Alzheimer's, she was called to be with Our Lord and Savior. The Rees family invites you to join in remembering and celebrating the life of Joanie. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Monica Catholic Church on Dec. 11, 2017, at 12 p.m. with a reception being hosted at St. Monica's Family Center following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joanie's honor to the Alzheimer's Foundation. You can contribute to her Tribute Fund (search Joanie or Michelle Clark) or call 1-800-272-3900 and let them know you are contributing in the memory of Joanie Rees.

Funeral Home

Calvary Hill Funeral Home
3235 Lombardy Ln Dallas, TX 75220
(214) 357-5754

Published in The Oklahoman on Dec. 6, 2017