JoAnne Dille passed
into heaven on Saturday, February 23, 2019.
She was born in
Palo Alto, CA, on July 10, 1942, to Carmelo & Joesephine DiGrande, who
preceded her in death. Carmelo and Joesephine were born in Sicily, Italy.
from Sequoia High School (class of 1960), Redwood City, CA, and went on to
obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from San Francisco State
University. She also earned a Master of Public Health Degree from the
University Washington. She received credentials from California Community
Colleges, American Nurses Association, National Commission for Health
Education Credentialing, and was also recognized as an Honoree for the
International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women. She served as
President of the Richland, WA chapter of the Soroptimist and was a member of
the Port Townsend, WA Soroptimist.
In her career,
JoAnne was selected to be the Health and Human Services Director for the
Hanford, Washington Nuclear Site where she developed health and safety
programs for several hundred employees. After a move to Houston, Texas,
JoAnne was awarded the job of Health and Human Services Director for the
Memorial Sisters of Charity Health Care System, one of the largest in
Houston. Upon returning to Washington, JoAnne won the position of Health and
Human services director for Clallam County stationed in Port Angeles, WA.
JoAnne is survived
by her husband Dennis Dille, brother Sal DiGrande (Louise), sister Maria
Taylor (Terry), daughter Kristen Long (Deonne), son David Hein, stepson Evan
Dille (Rachel), stepdaughter Elisa (Dille) Macfadyen, Wendy (Dille) Matson
(Scott) and several nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
JoAnne was a very
compassionate, caring person always thinking of others before herself.
A Memorial Service
for JoAnne will be held at the St. Mary’s Church, Port Townsend, WA, on