JoAnn Eldredge

JoAnn Margaret Eldredge (Nelson)

Thursday, May 15th, 1930 - Monday, September 14th, 2020
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JoAnn Margaret Eldredge

90, of Fort Gratiot, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020.

She was born in Sarnia, Ontario, on May 15, 1930, daughter of the late D. Robert and Marion (Roberts) Nelson.

JoAnn married Phillip Eldredge on April 2, 1971. He preceded her in death on October 18, 2016.

JoAnn immigrated to Port Huron in 1939 with her parents and brother. She attended Port Huron High School and graduated with the class of 1948. During her first two years of college, she attended Stephens College of Women. She went on to graduate from Michigan State University with a degree in English Literature and Design. She worked for the Port Huron School Distract as a 7th, 8th, and 9th grade teacher for 8 years. She also worked for Port Huron Adjustment Company as secretary and claims adjuster until retirement.

JoAnn enjoyed modeling clothing her whole life. She was a member of the International Symphony, the president of Port Huron Symphony Association, Port Huron Garden Club, and Grace Episcopal Church. She loved playing bridge.

She is survived by her step-son, Doug Eldredge; niece, Laura (Patrick) Cobb; nephews, Paul and Doug Nelson; and cousins, Lisa Boucher, Lynne Nelson-Cameron, Maryanna DenUyl, and Gail Boucher.

JoAnn was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Eldredge; son, Kenton (Joannie) Lappin; and her brother, Thomas Nelson.

Private family services and interment took place at Grace Episcopal Church. A memorial gathering and luncheon will be held at Smith Family Funeral Home-Hancock Street on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 12:30 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the Blue Water Area Humane Society and Grace Episcopal Church.

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    Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 | 12:30pm
    Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 12:30pm
    Smith Family Funeral Home - North
    1525 Hancock Street
    Port Huron, Michigan 48060
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Jimmy Eldredge

Posted at 03:13pm
I always enjoyed visiting with Ant JoAnn during holidays and family gatherings. She was such a class act, and the T-shirt she had made for our dad makes me smile every time I think of it. We will miss you!

Jimmy Eldredge

Posted at 03:08pm
I have such fond memories of Aunt JoAnn. It was always a treat to visit with her during holidays and family gatherings. So classy and cool.
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Love, Amy & Jay Thomas

Posted at 09:51am
With Loving memories of "Aunt JoAnn". We will miss you!
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