Joan Elmira Markham

May 31, 1937 - Aug. 29, 2006

Joan Elmira Markham (nee Johnson) passed away Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital after suffering a heart attack Aug. 24. Joan was born May 31, 1937, and grew up in Milwaukee before moving to Waukesha and graduating from Waukesha High School in 1955.

Joan leaves behind her four children and their families, Terrilynne Koepke of Pewaukee, Karen (Keith) Caporale of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Sharon (Robert) Bremser of Madison and William Markham of Honolulu. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kristopher Koepke, Ben Caporale, Bud Caporale and Shauna Markham.

Joan enjoyed reading, cross-stitching, bingo, politics and crossword puzzles. Joan had worked many jobs throughout her lifetime, including owning her own seamstress business and being one of the first females on the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors.

We would like to thank family and friends for their support and especially the Waukesha Memorial Hospital Critical Heart Care Unit staff for all of their compassion in allowing our mother to die peacefully and with dignity. Dr. Gill, Heika, Deb and all others, you are angels.

A small family service was held Aug. 30 to remember Joan and her life.

Mom, we will never forget you. Love Your Kids!