Joan V. Hagans
Joan V. Hagans of Exeter, Calif. passed away on April 4, 2019 in Visalia, Calif. She was 83 years old. Joan was born in Porterville, Calif. on Aug. 23, 1935 to Harold and Evelyn (Bastian) Haley. She attended grammar schools in Visalia and Exeter and graduated from Exeter Union High School with the class of 1953. She received her teaching credentials from Fresno State University. Joan taught at both Lincoln Elementary and Wilson Middle School for over 35 years. She married Benjamin Hagans in Exeter in 1980. She was active in the Eastern Star and the Exeter Pink Ladies. She was also a member the National Education Association. She loved to cook and spend time at the cabin in Pine Flat. Joan also enjoyed going on cruises.
She is survived by her husband Benjamin; two children Martin (Laurie) Hagans of Las Vegas, Nev. and Betsy (Lenny) Novotne of New York, N.Y.; her sister Georgine (Chuck) Jones of Fresno; and four grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Then Family would like to say thank you to the staff of Linwood Meadows, Kaweah Delta Hospice and Kaweah Delta Medical Center for the care she received.
A Celebration of Life was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Courthouse Gallery and Museum, 125 South B Street in Exeter. A family burial will be in the Exeter District Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansmillerguinnchapel.com. Services entrusted to Evans Miller Guinn Chapel in Exeter.