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Dortha “Joan” Peele

Published on September 12, 2017 1:43PM


BOISE — Joan Peele died peacefully at home in Boise, Idaho, with her son, Eugene on Aug. 22, 2017. She had been struggling with congestive heart failure. She was born on July 10, 1939, to Harry A. Caples and Teola G. Dupray, both who proceeded her in death. Joan and her brother Bill were adopted by Eugene G. Jacobe (called Jack) when Teola and he married. They lived in the Seaview area and the children graduated from Ilwaco High School in 1958.

Joan married Walter Wilton of Nahcotta, Wash., that same year and they had two children; Eugene in 1959 and Leona in 1961. Later that year they divorced. Joan met and married Leslie Kammeyer in 1962 and they lived in Moscow, Idaho, where they had a daughter Kathleen in 1963. They divorced in 1964.

Joan met and married Ira Peele in 1966 and they lived in Spokane Wash., Post Falls, Idaho and Athol, Idaho throughout their marriage. Ira adopted all three children. They divorced in 1984 after the children were grown and gone.

Joan worked for the Idaho Department of Vocational Rehab as an administrative secretary to three different counselors over her 17 years there in Couer D’Alene and Sandpoint, Idaho. After retirement she moved to Cascade, Idaho to be closer to her family in Boise, Idaho. She worked as director of the McCall Senior Center and helped with the Cascade Senior Center. She was active in the American Legion for 27 years. As her health declined she moved in with her son Eugene in Boise.

She is survived by her brother, Bill and his wife Judy Jacobe of Clarkston, Wash., their two children Douglas and Kelly Jacobe and their children, Leah Jo and Pete Lucero and their children; Joan’s three children all of Boise, Idaho, Eugene Peele and his two daughters Amanda and Jeremy Burrington and their three children, Annie Larson and her two girls, Leona and John Wilson and their three children Isabelle and Nate Corson and their four children, Jennifer and Clint Stevens and their three children and Zachary and Mychal and their son. Kathleen Peele and her three children Feona and Jeremy Nowak and their two children, Leslie Gologorsky and her son, and Jake Wall; also her adopted son, James Fields and his two children, Rachel and Kyle Fields.

Anyone wishing to make memorial donations can be made to the American Legion Auxiliary or your local senior center.



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