Joann Marie Webber
Joann Marie Webber
  • August 11, 1929 - April 24, 2017
  • Portland, Oregon

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Joann Marie Coma was born in Vader, WA to parents Andrew and Eithel (Gibson) Coma on August 11, 1929. She had one sibling, a brother James, who was six years older. During WWII her family relocated to Vancouver, WA and she graduated from Vancouver High School in 1947. Following high school Joann went on to attend college in Pullman, WA where she studied journalism.

Joann married her high school sweetheart Dale Dahlquist in 1950. The two were blessed with three daughters: Kim in 1955, Lynn in 1957, and Barbara in 1961. As a young couple Joann and Dale met Gordon and Barbara Mann, and the four of them became lifelong friends eventually living just three blocks from each other and raising their children together.

Joann and Dale divorced in 1965 and Joann was a single mother for 31 years. Joann was a loving, involved, and devoted mother who was dedicated to the upbringing of her three daughters.

In 1967 Joann started working in medical business management and eventually became department head of human resources at Woodland Park and Eastmoreland Hospitals. She retired in 1995 after 28 years of service.

Joann joined Savage Memorial Presbyterian Church in 1967 where she was very active and served as Sunday school teacher, deaconess, and elder. It was at church where she met Frank Webber and they wed in 1996. Joann welcomed Frank's three daughters, Gail, Ellen, and Janet, into the family and they considered her their "other mother". Joann and Frank enjoyed each other very much and traveled extensively in their 20 years together.

Joann, or "Grandma Jo", as she was fondly called by her family, was the central binding force and matriarch of her family. The main focus of her life was her family and she instilled this quality in her daughters. She was very supportive of her grandchildren and never missed any of their special events. Joann was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, church family member and friend and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Joann is survived by her loving husband of 20 years, Frank Webber; daughters Kim Wheeler (Rich), Lynn Virtue (David), Barbara Carter (Eric); "other daughters" Gail Hunter, Ellen Van Schoiack (Ronald), and Janet Keenan (Robert); 15 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; her church family; and many friends.

Our family would like to thank the staff at Providence Portland Medical Center section 5G for their wonderful and loving care, especially our angel Leah.

A celebration of Joann's life will be held at Savage Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1740 SE 139th Ave, Portland, OR, on Tuesday May 2, 2017 at 2pm. Joann will be privately laid to rest in Skyline Memorial Gardens. Remembrances may be made to Savage Memorial Presbyterian Church or Shepherd's Door.

Please visit Joann's online memorial and guest book at

Arrangements entrusted to Skyline Memorial Gardens Funeral Home of Portland, Oregon (503) 292-6611