The family wishes to thank the staff of the
Dialysis Unit at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Tacoma for many years of excellent,
Hanna was born in Eger (Cheb) Czechoslovakia, a
German border town.The family fled to
Prague in October, 1938.When they were
no longer safe in Prague, the underground smuggled them to Holland.Her beloved grandfather, the community leader
for the Jewish families of Eger, chose to stay.He was executed at the Theresienstadt Camp in 1942.The family entered the United States in 1940,
settling in the Los Angeles area.Hanna
Löwry became Joan Lee; a German Lutheran immigrant.
Joan had a long career in assembly work. She began in the 1960’s soldering the first
generation of circuit boards for leaders in Southern California's growing electronics industry.Her career took her to the Boeing Everett plant. When she retired, she moved to Spanaway.She was known for collecting Teddy Bears and
knickknacks, especially Scandinavian folk art.
Joan had five children; Amanda, John Mark,
Patricia, and Kathleen; her son Christopher predeceased her.Her youngest daughter, Amanda Snow, was her
devoted caregiver for many years. She has two grandchildren, Kerrie (John) and
Korinne (James).Her six great grandchildren
are Ariana, Sierrarose, Zachary, Alicia, Emily, and Jacob.
Her wish, shortly before her passing, was to be
known as Hanna.
No service is planned per her request. We thank
the Tacoma Mausoleum for their arrangements.