March 7, 2021
Joan Ford Dean, of Myrtle Beach, passed away of Alzheimer’s Disease, and Congestive Heart failure, March 7, 2021, at home with her family by her side. She was born to the late Clifford S. Ford, and Audrey Williams Ford, March 8th in Washington, D.C. She was pre-deceased by her sister, Shirley Kohner, and brother, Kip Ford, both of the Rock Hill, SC area. She was a graduate of Anacostia High School in 1953. As a child, Joan or Sweet Pea as she was called by those who knew her well, was an accomplished Ballerina, and did modeling in Washington, D.C. area in her teens. She was a retired Bank Officer, of the National Bank of Washington where she worked for 23 years. If you knew her, you would know that she was very proud of the fact that she had met three of the U.S. Presidents, and told everyone she met about it. First, as a young child in Arlington, VA, she met President Franklin D. Roosevelt as his motorcade passed through her town, then President Harry Truman, as he was a customer of the bank, and Richard Nixon while attending a Washington Senators baseball game. Joan was very proud of her family and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories. She is survived by her loving husband, Joseph D. Dean, married 67 years. She is also survived by her daughter, Carolyn Jurasko of Myrtle Beach, son-in-law, Thomas Jurasko, and son, Brian J. Dean of Myrtle Beach. She was a loving Mom-Mom to her three grandchildren, Heather Pfarr of Okinawa, Japan, Caitlin Jurasko of Myrtle Beach and Nicholas Jurasko of Broomfield, Colorado. She dearly loved her three great-grandsons, Killian Pfarr, Murphy Pfarr, and Jameson Murray and her sweet pup, Daisy Mae. Joan loved and cared deeply about children, the family asks that any donations made in her memory, be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept 142 Memphis, TN 38101-9908. Sign an online guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Joan Ford Dean, of Myrtle Beach, passed away of Alzheimer’s Disease, and Congestive Heart failure, March 7, 2021, at home with her family by her side. She was born to the late Clifford S. Ford, and Audrey Williams Ford, March 8th in Washington,... View Obituary & Service Information
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