Joan Dunnett Callihan

Published 9:17 am Thursday, August 1, 2013

Joan Dunnett Callihan, 81, formerly of Tryon/Columbus, passed away in Palm Peach County, Fla. and was buried in Tequesta, Fla. Joan

Born in Erie, Penn. of a French Canadian mother, Ora, and an English father, Stephen, she resided as an adult in Huntington and Belle Terre, N.Y.

Upon retirement of her husband, Richard, she first relocated to the Shenandoah Valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains, then North Carolina and ultimately Jupiter, Fla.

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She was a long time “Tuesday Girl” volunteer at the St. Luke’s Thrift Shop, as well as a member of the Tryon Players and Choir.

Joan’s energetic love of gardening and home decorating are well documented. She is survived by her son, Ken, and bearded collie Duffy, both of Jupiter, Fla.; her sister, Patricia; and brother, George; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.