Joan Garland (Woolverton) was born May 12, 1933 in Superior, Wisconsin and was called home on July 3, 2015 in San Antonio, TX. She was raised in Marinette, Wisconsin and at age 18 joined the US Army in 1951, married Derrell E. Woolverton Sr. September 6, 1952 and was an Army wife for 22 years. She was an East Texas OS CN and an LVN at Baylor, she also worked at schools in San Antonio, Kemp, and Canton. She loved to take care of the elderly at Arlington Villa in Arlington, and the nursing homes in Canton. She loved arts and crafts, crocheting, fishing, dominoes, when growing up her love was for ice speed skating. When her husband retired from the Army, they lived in Dallas and retired from Baylor hospital, and moved to Gun Barrel City in 1979. In 1999 she and her son Derrell moved to Ft. Worth to live with daughter Mary Hamilton, and lived with her until her death. She is survived by her brother John Turner Garland, of St. Paul, Minnisota, and sister Judy Sobczak of Eugene, Oregon. Her children Derrell E. Woolverton JR., of Burleson, TX. Mary Hamilton of Burleson, TX. Barbara Cannada and husband James, of Canton, TX. Laura Avant and husband Doyle of Payne Springs, TX. She has five grandchildren, Jay Woolverton, of Mabank, TX. Celena Cannada of Omaha, Nebraska, Serena Burelsmith, of Payne Springs, TX. Melanie Cannada of Benton, Arkansas. Stephen Cannada of Longview, TX. She has eight great-grandchildren, Natasha Woolverton, Patch Moulton, Macayla Woolverton, Austin Burelsmith, Clayton Burelsmith, Bradyn Burelsmith, Shine Shuey, and Vinnie Burnhagan, and a host of nephews and nieces. She is preceded in death by her parents, Turner and Bernice Garland, granddaughter Lee Ann Avant and husband Derrell E. Woolverton Sr.
Visitation is Thursday, 6-8 P.M 7/9/2015 . at Moorhead Epps Funeral Home
Funeral service is, Friday, 10:00 A.M. 7/10/2015 at Moorhead Epps Funeral Home.
Burial will follow at Old Bethel Cemetery, Phalba, TX.