Joan Arlene Ness (Pauls), a resident of Estes Park, CO, beloved by her adoring family and numerous friends passed away from cancer at her home in Estes Park, on June 19, 2008. She was born to Bernard Pauls and Berneta Pauls (Haye) March 26, 1948 in Primghar, Iowa. She attended Elementary school in Sutherland, IA, and graduated from High School in Leroy/Ostrander, MN.
After high school, Joan worked for International MuObit Nlti Foods and married Carlton Ness (Divorced). Joan moved to Apache Junction, AZ where she worked for Motorola. Joan then moved to Cottonwood, AZ where she worked as a deputy for the Yavapai County Sheriffs Department until her retirement. Joan moved to Estes Park, CO where she enjoyed her love of the outdoors. Joan enjoyed reading, hiking, and snowshoeing with her friends. Joan loved to travel the southwest touring the numerous pueblos and National Parks where she loved to camp.
Joan is survived by her parents, Bernard and Berneta Pauls of Ostrander, MN; brother Roger Pauls (Linda) of Sun City, AZ; sister Donna Back (Larry) of Adrian, MI; twin sister Jane Quade (David) of Red Wing, MN. Four nephews and five great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her nephew James Back.
Joan will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.