Joan Eleanor Spicer went to be with our Lord and Savior on October 5, 2021. She passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side. A loving mother and grandmother.
Joan was born in Dallas, Texas on May 23, 1931 to Seth and Avis Ford. She graduated from Forest Avenue High School and then earned an art scholarship to SMU. In her early years, Joan modeled and worked at an advertising agency. During that time, she was set up on a blind date with George Spicer. They fell in love and were married on May 27, 1954. In the 60+ wonderful years they were together, they raised three children and lived full wonderful lives. Joan was involved in numerous philanthropies in Dallas and had many other interests including tennis, real estate, traveling the world, and playing golf where she once made a hole one.
In their later years, Joan and George spent most of their retirement time at their beautiful ranch in Durango, Colorado where they were again involved in the community, often hosting events and parties for their favorite organizations including P.E.O., Music in the Mountains and Friends of the Arts.
Joan was a member of Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church of Dallas and First Presbyterian Church of Durango. She was a devout follower of Christ.
Joan is preceded in death by her parents, Seth and Avis Ford, sisters, Elaine Mathis, Maxine Goode, Irma Reynolds, and Carolyn West. Joan is survived by her three children, Samuel Spicer, Sally Pearson and Joanne Jordanou, grandsons Alexander Pearson, Dimitrios Jordanou and granddaughter Anna Marie Jordanou, son-in-laws Michael Pearson and Akis Jordanou and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held on Monday, October 11, 2021, in Dallas, Texas. The family would like to thank Sharon and Casey for their loving care of Joan and George over the years. There will be a Celebration of Life Reception at their home in Durango, Colorado next summer.
Published by The Durango Herald on Oct. 28, 2021.