August 27, 1929 - February 4, 2016
JoAnn Betty Binns Unger (1929-2016)
JoAnn was born on August 27, 1929 in Germantown Hospital in Philadelphia, PA to William Howard Binns and Teresa Mary Sturm. She attended Germantown High School in Philadelphia and graduated in 1947. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in microbiology from The University of Pennsylvania in 1951. JoAnn earned a Masters of Education degree in Supervision in 1977 from Lamar University.
JoAnn worked as a research microbiologist for Smith-Kline & French Laboratories in Philadelphia and as a reading teacher in Beaumont, Texas. She subsequently lived in Austin for almost 30 years, where she particularly enjoyed gardening, cooking, and traveling with friends and family. She spent three weeks almost every summer getting a break from the Texas heat in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.
JoAnn is preceded in death by her first husband, Edward H. Unger who passed away in 1981. Her second husband of almost 20 years, Joseph A. Stevenson, died in late 2014. JoAnn is survived by her two daughters, Susan Unger Meints (Jeff) and Ellen Unger Keszler, two
Stepchildren, Joseph Scott Stevenson (Debbie) and Lauren Stevenson Yacina (John) and seven grandchildren: Tyler Meints, C. Daniel Keszler, Andrew Keszler, J. Justin Stevenson (Brianna), Sean Stevenson, Alexandra Yacina, Emily Yacina.
A graveside memorial service will be held for her April 2nd at 10am at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont, Texas. A celebration of life will be held for her this summer in Colorado. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation to YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park.
Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252
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