September 16, 1928 - November 10, 2015
Joan Moffitt Mickle was born in Dallas to Dorothy and George W. Moffitt on Sept. 16, 1928. Surrounded by her loving family, she passed away after a brief battle with cancer on Nov. 10, 2015. Joan was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, William A. Mickle, and mother-in-law Catherine S. Mickle. Survivors include: daughter, Melinda Thomas and her husband, David; son, Steve Mickle and his wife, Helen; and son, Don Mickle and wife, Teri. Grandchildren and their spouses include: Katy Thomas Ramsey and husband, David; Kyle Thomas; Jennifer Mickle Peterson and husband, Jason; Jeremy Mickle and wife, Megan. She delighted in her four great grandchildren: Ava Grace Ramsey, Madeline Claire Ramsey, Raylan James Peterson and Jarrett Wade Peterson.
Joan was raised in University Park, Texas—graduating from Highland Park High School in 1945 and later attended SMU. In 1950 she married her high school sweetheart and love of her life, Bill Mickle. She worked at Forest Avenue High School as school secretary before beginning to raise a family. While raising her children, she was an active volunteer in the community serving as den mother, Brownie leader, PTO president, choir member, United Methodist Women and many more. After her children were grown, Joan began to work closely with her husband in the family owned insurance agency until shortly after his death in 1984. After moving to North Dallas, Joan became a founding member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano where she was a very, active member until her death. She loved her church family, and the many church activities she enjoyed filled her calendar each week.
Joan loved to travel—especially with her family. She enjoyed road trips and cruises, Europe and small Texas towns, day trips and two week excursions. Most of all she enjoyed the people with whom she traveled and the strangers she came to know along the way. Joan was truly someone who never met a stranger. She loved the Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks and Texas Rangers, and always kept up with the scores of her grandkids’ college games. She never missed the annual family trip to Port Aransas at Thanksgiving where you could usually find her on a pier with fishing pole in hand.
A memorial service to celebrate Joan’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas 75093.
Memorial donations honoring Joan may be made to Seven Loaves Food Pantry located at St. Andrew United Methodist Church or to Peace of Adventure Empowering veterans to serve civilians with disabilities, P.O. Box 1551, Colorado Springs, CO 80901 www.peaceofadventure.org
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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