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Joan Kathleen Alls (née Parker) of Queen Creek, Arizona, passed away November 27, 2020 at the Hospice of the Valley, Dobson Home in Chandler, AZ at the age of 95.

Joan was born May 16, 1925 in Eastleigh, England and was the youngest of 10 children. Joan started working in 1939 at the very young age of 14 for Varnes Butcher Shop on High Street in Eastleigh. After 5 years, Joan moved on to work at Pirelli General Cable Works for 3 years and finally Prices Bakery for another 3 years.  During the war years she met and fell in love with George, a young US Army Corporal. They married in 1944. Following several years residing in France while George was stationed overseas, Joan arrived in America in 1956 with her two oldest children, Robert and Linda. In 1960 Joan and George welcomed their youngest child Bryan.  Joan followed George as he was stationed in various parts of the United States, eventually settling in Mantua, New Jersey in 1967.  In later years Joan worked at Columbia records in Pitman, NJ. From 1987-2007 she was employed at her last and most rewarding and loved position at the Gloucester County Abilities Center in Westville, NJ working with special needs adults and children.

Joan is survived by her sons Robert Alls (Maryann), Bryan Alls; her daughter Linda Brogan (John); her grandchildren Heather Sullivan (Joe), Ian Brogan (Hollen), and Samantha Alls; and her great grandson Ronin Brogan. Joan is also survived by her sister Ruby Mowbray, age 101, and numerous nephews and nieces in England and Australia.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband, George Alls, and by her 2 sisters and 6 brothers.

Joan’s family has decided to postpone a formal celebration of life until 2021. At that time, Joan’s remains will be interred with her husband, George, at the General Doyle Veterans Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix, AZ, or the Wounded Warrior Project.

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  1. Barb Sobak says:

    Dear Linda & John, your in our hearts and prayers. We loved your Mom and will always have those great memories of the time we have spend with her and all your family. In God’s Love Gary, Barb & Chris

  2. Barry and Jenny Parker says:

    Memories of a wonderful woman (my aunt ) fill my mind with joy.
    Will be sadly missed
    much love

  3. Marion Oconnor says:

    Thinking of you John and Linda at this sad & difficult time ! Sending my sincere condolences and lots of ❤️ & hugs To you all and to Joan on her journey home !
    She was a wonderful lady and will surely be missed by all !
    Take care, will talk soon ! Lots of love ❤️ Marion xxx

  4. Rick and Jeannie Seraiva says:

    Dear Robert, Maryann, Linda, John and Bryan.
    Jeannie and I send our deepest heartfelt sympathies for the passing of your Mother. We have such fond memories of good family times from the 70s and 80s. I would listen to Joan and my Mom talk about their childhood memories in the kitchen while they were drinking tea. I’m sure they are drinking from the tea cup as we reminisce their lives.
    As mom would say, bless em all, bless en all, the long and the short and the tall!

  5. Patty Seraiva Staker says:

    Deepest sympathy in the passing of your Mom. I have fond memories of both your parents through all our family get togethers. I still have a photo of your father in his “soul train outfit” which always gives me a smile. You mom was a genuine, loving, and caring lady. May she be reunited in heaven with her husband and smiling down on her beautiful family. Love, Patty

  6. Karen Weitzman says:

    I was saddened to hear of Joan’s passing. I worked with her for many years. She was a role model to everyone she worked with! Her patience and kindness for the folks we served was unmatched. When my children were born, she gave me beautiful knitted sweaters and hats made my her relatives in England. Those are now keepsakes and I’ll always tell the story of the wonderful English lady who gave them to us. Prayers for her family and friends.

  7. Steven J. Brogan says:

    Rest in peace Joan. You are with the angels now. Though we had only met a handful times over the years. I will always remember you as one of the sweetest persons I have had the pleasure to know.
    Go with God, you are rejoined with family.

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Joan Kathleen Alls (née Parker) of Queen Creek, Arizona, passed away November 27, 2020 at the Hospice of the Valley, Dobson Home in Chandler, AZ at the age of 95.

Joan was born May 16, 1925 in Eastleigh, England and was the youngest of 10 children. Joan started working in 1939 at the very young age of 14 for Varnes Butcher Shop on High Street in Eastleigh. After 5 years, Joan moved on to work at Pirelli General Cable Works for 3 years and finally Prices Bakery for another 3 years.  During the war years she met and fell in love with George, a young US Army Corporal. They married in 1944. Following several years residing in France while George was stationed overseas, Joan arrived in America in 1956 with her two oldest children, Robert and Linda. In 1960 Joan and George welcomed their youngest child Bryan.  Joan followed George as he was stationed in various parts of the United States, eventually settling in Mantua, New Jersey in 1967.  In later years Joan worked at Columbia records in Pitman, NJ. From 1987-2007 she was employed at her last and most rewarding and loved position at the Gloucester County Abilities Center in Westville, NJ working with special needs adults and children.

Joan is survived by her sons Robert Alls (Maryann), Bryan Alls; her daughter Linda Brogan (John); her grandchildren Heather Sullivan (Joe), Ian Brogan (Hollen), and Samantha Alls; and her great grandson Ronin Brogan. Joan is also survived by her sister Ruby Mowbray, age 101, and numerous nephews and nieces in England and Australia.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband, George Alls, and by her 2 sisters and 6 brothers.

Joan’s family has decided to postpone a formal celebration of life until 2021. At that time, Joan’s remains will be interred with her husband, George, at the General Doyle Veterans Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix, AZ, or the Wounded Warrior Project.

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7 responses to “Joan Kathleen Alls”

  1. Barb Sobak says:

    Dear Linda & John, your in our hearts and prayers. We loved your Mom and will always have those great memories of the time we have spend with her and all your family. In God’s Love Gary, Barb & Chris

  2. Barry and Jenny Parker says:

    Memories of a wonderful woman (my aunt ) fill my mind with joy.
    Will be sadly missed
    much love

  3. Marion Oconnor says:

    Thinking of you John and Linda at this sad & difficult time ! Sending my sincere condolences and lots of ❤️ & hugs To you all and to Joan on her journey home !
    She was a wonderful lady and will surely be missed by all !
    Take care, will talk soon ! Lots of love ❤️ Marion xxx

  4. Rick and Jeannie Seraiva says:

    Dear Robert, Maryann, Linda, John and Bryan.
    Jeannie and I send our deepest heartfelt sympathies for the passing of your Mother. We have such fond memories of good family times from the 70s and 80s. I would listen to Joan and my Mom talk about their childhood memories in the kitchen while they were drinking tea. I’m sure they are drinking from the tea cup as we reminisce their lives.
    As mom would say, bless em all, bless en all, the long and the short and the tall!

  5. Patty Seraiva Staker says:

    Deepest sympathy in the passing of your Mom. I have fond memories of both your parents through all our family get togethers. I still have a photo of your father in his “soul train outfit” which always gives me a smile. You mom was a genuine, loving, and caring lady. May she be reunited in heaven with her husband and smiling down on her beautiful family. Love, Patty

  6. Karen Weitzman says:

    I was saddened to hear of Joan’s passing. I worked with her for many years. She was a role model to everyone she worked with! Her patience and kindness for the folks we served was unmatched. When my children were born, she gave me beautiful knitted sweaters and hats made my her relatives in England. Those are now keepsakes and I’ll always tell the story of the wonderful English lady who gave them to us. Prayers for her family and friends.

  7. Steven J. Brogan says:

    Rest in peace Joan. You are with the angels now. Though we had only met a handful times over the years. I will always remember you as one of the sweetest persons I have had the pleasure to know.
    Go with God, you are rejoined with family.

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