December 2, 2021
Joan Utter was born in Southbridge, Massachusetts, on December 30, 1931, to Agnes (Westberg) and Earl Lunn. Joan passed away Thursday, December 2, 2021. She is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Paul. Visitation will be Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Mack Funeral Home in Robertsdale with services immediately following at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Silverhill Cemetary. In her final year Joan often said not to feel sorry for her, that she led a full life, starting with an idyllic childhood in Massachusetts. She talked about ice skating, sledding, playing board games and cards with her mother, summers at the farm with cousins, etc. Always the adventurer, she moved to Miami with a girlfriend and eventually ended up in Mobile doing clerical work for an insurance company. In 1957 she married Paul Utter, a Silverhill native. For many years they had a home on the Fish River, where family and friends gathered for cookouts, swimming, canoeing, and waterskiing. Paul’s work required a great deal of overseas travel and often Joan would accompany him. Together they explored Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and many other European countries. After Paul retired Joan became an early member of the Baldwin Senior Travelers and made numerous trips with them. Always an avid sports fan, Joan bowled and golfed for many years. And the TV was always tuned to a football, baseball, basketball, golf game, or any other sporting event. She also loved to play bridge and was a club regular until her health declined. Her’s was a life well lived! The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to AL Hospice for the care, comfort and support they provided during Joan’s final months. And special thanks to her friends for their visits, phone calls, and care. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Silverhill’s Oscar Johnson Memorial Public Library or Park would be gratefully appreciated.
Joan Utter was born in Southbridge, Massachusetts, on December 30, 1931, to Agnes (Westberg) and Earl Lunn. Joan passed away Thursday, December 2, 2021. She is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Paul. Visitation will be Saturday,... View Obituary & Service Information
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