Joan Largen July 1943 – September 2023

Joan Largen July 1943 – September 2023

Joan “Joanie” Largen passed away peacefully on 9/9/23 after a lengthy battle with Parkinsons.
She was 80 years old.
She was a lifelong resident of Fillmore and was known by many in the town as “Joanie”.
Joan grew up in Fillmore and married her high school sweetheart, William “Bill” Largen in 1961. She had premature twin boys in August, 1962, Mike and Scott. Scott passed away 2 days after his birth, Mike was raised as an only child. They had many fun times and family trips throughout the years.
Joan worked most of her life in Fillmore. She worked for the school district for a few years as the “school nurse”, then moved onto the banking industry working the rest of her career for different banks due to changing ownership, Ramona Savings and Loan, Bank of A Levy, First Western Bank, Santa Clara Valley Bank and retiring with Bank of Sierra. She had many friends and clients throughout the town that she spoke with regularly wanting to come and talk to “Joanie”.
She was married to Bill Largen for nearly 40 years before his passing in 2000. She then met James “Jim” Burress and married in November 2000. The two of them had a great time enjoying life, took multiple trips to Hawaii, Indiana, Texas, Oregon & Arizona and many states following her grandson playing football for the Tulsa Hurricane.
Joan treasured her family. She would do anything for them. She always remained a positive person, despite her illness.
She is preceded in death by her mom and dad, Verneil & LD Scott, her 1st husband William ”Bill” Largen, and her newborn son Scott Largen. She is survived by her husband Jim Burress, son Mike (Julie) Largen and grandchildren Nathan (Alyson) Largen & Aaron Largen.
We are eternally grateful for all the caregivers at the Fillmore Country Club for all their love and support the last 2 years and a special thanks to Sam at Devine Hospice Care for coordinating her final week of care.
Private family burial.
She will forever be missed until we meet again.