Joann Dobbins

Joann Dobbins

June 16, 1934 – August 27, 2020

Joann Dobbins, 86 returned to her heavenly home on August 27, 2020.  Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her journey and gave her peace.  Joann was born in Grand Haven, MI, she moved to Modesto, CA in her early 20’s.  Joann’s passions were her faith, her family and her beloved dogs.  Her happiest times were spent in a room full of her children and grandchildren as well as time spent with her beloved bible study group. Joann could often been seen  in her neighborhood out walking with one or more of her dogs.

Joann faithfully dedicated her time and energy for over 25 years to working with the children of Catherine Everett Elementary.  She loved seeing the kids every day and sharing in their lives as they grew.

Joann was loved by her friends and family and will be greatly missed.  Joann is survived by her children Linda Wright, Mike Bogren, Mark Dobbins and Jack Dobbins; her grandchildren Kyle Dobbins and Jake and Paige Dobbins, along with her three great-grandchildren, her sisters Ione Wolschleger, Mary Lynne Lautenschlaeger, and Betty Isaacs, along with many nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Wayne Dobbins, and her son Joe Dobbins.

A celebration of Joann’s life will be held on September 12, 2020 at 10:00am at Prescott Bible Church located at 3000 Prescott Road Modesto, CA.


  • Carol ovalle September 2, 2020 1:32 am

    Joann was the sweetest yard duty at Everett
    After she retired it was a fun site to see her out walking her dogs!! I later would take my dog, Dylan and go visit her at Vintage Faire Residential ! RIP Joann – love you!
    Carol Ovalle and Dylan

  • Bev and Debbie Vaughn September 2, 2020 1:54 am

    We worked with Joann for many years at Everett. We remember her kind heart and her beautiful smile. She truly loved working and interacting with the children at Everett School. Joann loved her dogs and could often be seen walking them around the neighbor. She was always so joyful. She will be missed.

  • Anjelica September 2, 2020 4:52 am

    Our Dear Joann ,
    She was our neighbor, friend . We were her watching eyes and listening ears. Anything she needed she could rely on Terrence and myself. I’m saddened , but I know she’s in a better place resting.
    Love you , miss you Rest Easy
    Praying for strength for the Family


    Anjelica Valencia

  • Zee Scheytt September 3, 2020 12:08 am

    I remember Joann’s patience and kindness with many noisy Everett kids on the playground and in the cafeteria. It took a special person to do that job!! She will be missed!

  • Russ Atwell September 7, 2020 12:27 am

    I’ve known Mrs. Dobbins 50+ years she was a great Lady.
    To the remaining Dobbins Family, Mark and Jack I send my sincerest condolences.

  • Pamela Fritz September 7, 2020 10:48 am

    To the Dobbins family,

    My Auntie Jo had a laugh that I will never forget. Her laugh makes me smile when I think of her.

    I will miss our conversations about Dancing with the Stars. It was our thing.

  • Ann Farina September 11, 2020 3:46 am

    I worked with Joann for many years at Everett. I don’t recall there being one day when she was in a bad mood-she was always such a positive influence on both staff and students always smiling and laughing! She was a joy to work with and a blessing to know.

  • Jack Savage September 11, 2020 9:05 pm

    Mark & Jack
    We are all blessed to have had your mom Joann in our lives. Always kind, caring and looking out for you boys. We’ll never forget her contagious laugh & singing out loud to Merle Haggard at our backyard BBQ’s. She will be missed but always in our hearts ❤️
    Love you guys,
    Jack & Susan Savage

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