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Joan Harriet Williams Gebhardt
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1940
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 9, 2004
Yuma
Yuma County
Arizona, USA

In memory of my beloved grandmother.

Joan Harriet Williams Gebhardt was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Joseph Henry Williams and Edna Smith. She moved to Atlantic City, New Jersey as a young girl to live with her grandmother, Anna Marie. She was known affectionately as "Nanny."

She worked for the Pennsylvania State Constables Association, as a CNA for Angels PRN, and for the Pennsylvania Turnpike for 20 years until she retired and moved to Arizona in the late 80s.

As she wished, her ashes were scattered on what would have been her 64th birthday in the Yuma mountains overlooking her home.

The holidays were her absolute favorite time of the year, and our entire family would gather at her home to celebrate. She always insisted on doing all of the cooking (from scratch) and did her Christmas shopping year-round to make sure we had tons of gifts. She never turned down an invitation to brave Black Friday shopping, though. I remember every time someone walked in her door on Christmas, the first thing she'd say was "what'd you bring me?" Actually, the photo published with her obituary was of her opening a Christmas present.

She was a mother to 7, grandmother to 13, and was gone before any of her 11 great grandchildren were born. She was preceded in death by a son. Her sister joined her in March 2010, a granddaughter in March 2012, and a great-grandson in November 2012.

She was a loving and kind grandmother, my confidant, and my friend. She is deeply missed. 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Henry Williams (1919 - 1979)
  Edna Elva Smith Irwin (1918 - 1997)
 
 Spouse:
  Matthew E Crispi (1922 - 2007)
 
 Children:
  Michael Dennis Crispi (1960 - 2002)*
 
 Sibling:
  Joan Harriet Williams Gebhardt (1940 - 2004)
  Gloria Ann Williams (1942 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered in the desert mountains
 
Created by: LVPennGen
Record added: Jan 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46252135
Joan Harriet <i>Williams</i> Gebhardt
Added by: LVPennGen
 
Joan Harriet <i>Williams</i> Gebhardt
Added by: LVPennGen
 
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Found you again in the random walk today, Nanny. Missing you today as every day. <3
- LVPennGen
 Added: Apr. 10, 2014

- Laurie
 Added: Mar. 27, 2014

- Rose
 Added: Mar. 16, 2014
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