She was born August 14, 1921 in Roundup to Thomas C. and Mable F. (Sealey) McCrea. She attended Camas Prairie Grand School and graduated Plains High School.
Joanna worked as a nurse’s aide in Miners Hospital in Roundup and in Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Ore. She also worked for many years for the Meier & Frank Company in Portland. In 1958 she returned to Montana to care for her parents. She lived and worked on the family ranch until 2006.
Joanna was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Charley, Roland and John. She is survived by her brother Tom McCrea (Donna) and sister Edna Perrodin and numerous nieces and nephews.
Joanna cared for many neighboring children and families and was beloved by all.
Memorial donations may be made to the Plains Paradise Senior Citizens Center, PO Box 935, Plains, Mont. 59859, or the charity of one’s choice.
There will be no services as she wished. Cremation arrangements have been handled by Sunset Hills Funeral homes, Plains & Thompson Falls.