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APPLEGATE, Joan Marie Passed away on Dec. 10, 2016. She was born Joan Marie Hilbert to parents Michael and Dorthea Gehring Hilbert on Aug. 18, 1928 in the small town of Keuterville, Idaho. She was the oldest of two, having a younger brother, Ted Hilbert. Later her father remarried and she gained five half-sisters, Shirley, Judy, Donna, Bobbi and Betty Ann; and 1 half-brother, Mickey. Joan spent her childhood in Cottonwood, Idaho and left at an early age for Spokane, Wash. to attend Holy Names Academy, a private all girls Catholic school. After completing school, she was married on Feb. 14, 1946 to Thomas Applegate who preceded her in death on Mar. 25, 2012. She had three children, Steven (Linda) Applegate of Lancaster, Calif., Judy Parris of Spokane, Wash. and Michele Olivares of El Cajon, Calif. Also, Joan had five grandchildren: Michael Applegate, Blake and Shayna Parris, Brooke and Lindsey Olivares, as well as three great-grandchildren, Michael Tucker, Grace and Annabelle Applegate. Joan was a people person and was loved by everyone. She worked in retail and was a natural at it. Later she managed the Bermuda Inn Resort for years and made many wonderful friends including celebrities such as Buddy Hackett, Sally Struthers, George Stevens and Nancy Sinatra. Upon retiring, she and her husband became snowbirds and enjoyed their lake place at Deer Lake, Wash. Joan enjoyed her home and it became a beautiful and loving place. She was a very devoted mother and we must say we had a fairytale childhood. We are very grateful for having such amazing parents. Her family was her joy and we will miss her very deeply. Arrangements entrusted to Halley-Olsen-Murphy Funerals and Cremations.

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