Joane Westermark

Joane Westermark

Joane Westermark died Oct. 10. She was 78.

Westermark was born and raised in San Francisco to John and Marie Westermark. She graduated from Lowell High School and went on to attend San Francisco State. While there she met her first husband, Tom Davis. During college, she worked at Candlestick Park as one of the first women ushers.

She moved to Livermore in 1964, where she raised her children and was a stay-at-home mom. In 1979 she began working at  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. She enjoyed her work as a scientific technologist in the environmental science division and the hazards control division. She entered retirement after 24 years at the Lab. She continued to work at the LLNL during her retirement as a security escort, part time.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Robert Westermark, her companion Tom Donahue and her daughter-in-law Karen Harger Davis. She is survived by her brothers Allan Westermark, George Westermark (Kimberly), and Gary Westermark (Elaine); her children Jim Davis (Patti), Karen Davis- Parker (Jon), and Jennifer Davis; grandchildren Jody Hooker-Silva (Jayme), Joshua Davis (Alex), Jillian Davis, Allysha Davis, Nick Rodgers, Allie Parker and Ben Parker; great-grandchildren Jude Hooker-Silva, Lily Hupp and Wyatt Davis; nephews Kai Westermark (Lisa), nephew William and niece Katarina Westermark.

Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, 1000 El Camino Real, Colma, with a reception to follow.

Memorial donations may be mailed to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123. Please mail check with “restrict to renal/bladder cancer” in memo of check or call 1-800-227-2345.