Joan Tarbox, 86, of Maple Grove, Minn., formerly of Bloomington, passed away Sunday (Nov. 5, 2017) at Wildflower Lodge Memory Care in Maple Grove.
A private memorial gathering will be held in the near future. Private inurnment will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Alzheimers Association, 207 S. Prospect Road, No. 1, Bloomington, IL 61704, or Tri-State Pet Rescue, P.O. Box 101, Blue Ridge, GA 30513.
Joan was born Jan 30, 1931, in Ballston Lake, N.Y., the daughter of Dora and Berend Lievestro. She married Charles Robert Tarbox on Oct. 15, 1949, in Schenectady, N.Y. He passed away in February 2008.
Surviving are her children, Brian (Becky) Tarbox, East Bethel, Minn., and Lisa (John) Visel, Murphy, N.C.; grandchildren, Jessica (Matt) Ellison, Erica (Joe) Conlin and Christiaan Tarbox, all of Minnesota; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Alberta Finch, Trenton, N.J.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Wayne and Barry; and three brothers.
She worked at Unit 5 administration offices and State Farm Insurance before retiring in 1989.
Condolences may be shared with the family at eastlawn-bloomington.com.