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Joan (Worley) Kennedy

Posted 2018-04-15 by mhenderson
Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Joan Kennedy, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, passed away on February 3,
2017. She was born to Arthur and Ester Worley on October 22, 1935 in
St. Louis, Missouri. She was 81 years of age.

Joan met the love of her life, Jay, and married in 1949. She was self
employed as a horse trainer and taught riding lessons to children and
adults for many years in Banning, California. A young wife and mother
of 5, life could be hard, but she made it work. She raised a family
anyone would be proud of.

Her interests included all things horse related. She was involved in
planning rodeos and other local equestrian events as well as judging
and competing herself. She loved music /singing and passed this
passion onto her own children and grandchildren. Later she took up
bowling, fishing, and riding wave runners. No matter her activity, she
shared it with those around her. She was a member of the Banning Rodeo
Committee, Chino Valley Riders and Calvary Baptist Church.

Those that knew Joan, remember her honesty, smile, and laugh. You
didn't ask her a question if you didn't want an honest answer. You
didn't have to wonder if she enjoyed something; her infectious laugh
would ring out. To know Joan, was to love her. She was always humming
or singing and her positive attitude was contagious. She lived bravely
with an illness that made each breath a labor to take but even through
these battles, Joan found pleasure in spending time and dedicating her
life with her large family and friends.

We will all miss her. There will be silence where once there was
laughter, space where once was big personality, and emptiness where
once there had been singing. But mostly there will be love. She loved
big and loved well…and we all loved her millions!

She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Jerry Kennedy; siblings,
Gene Worley, Wanda Hoelscher, and Sally Burnett.

Joan is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, Jay; sons,
Robert, Randy, and John Kennedy; daughter, Leslie Kennedy White;
fourteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; four nieces and
four nephews.

Donations can be made to Hospice of Havasu.

Visitation will be at Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home on February 10, 2017 at
10:00AM with services to follow at 11:00AM.

Services were placed in the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home. Thoughts
and condolences can be made to the Kennedy family at www.lietz-

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