JoAnn E. Cull, 76, former Birdsview community resident, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Birchview Memory Care in Sedro-Woolley.
JoAnn was born in Bellingham on April 19, 1941, the daughter of Roy L. & Elaine B. (Hazeltine) Robinson. She was raised and attended school in Bellingham, graduating from Bellingham High School with the class of 1959. She then attended a business college and worked as a secretary for a local CPA and as a sales clerk for Woolworth’s.
On July 23, 1960 JoAnn was united in marriage to James Cull and they made their home in Bellingham later to move and raised their family in Marysville; and JoAnn worked as a pre-school teacher at Grace Baptist Academy and as an Avon sales representative. In 1970 the family moved to Marysville where she continued on as an Avon representative and also assisted Jim in his photography studio, Candid Moments by James, which they operated for 20 years. In 2003 JoAnn & Jim moved to Birdsview.
JoAnn was a very active, social and giving person. She enjoyed entertaining in her home that she meticulously decorated for each and every holiday, gave of her time as a Cub Scout leader in her early years and at the churches she attended, Grace Baptist in Marysville, First Baptist in Marysville and Hamilton First Baptist, throughout the years. She enjoyed painting ceramic houses, going camping, traveling and doting on her family and friends.
JoAnn is survived by her husband of nearly 57 years, James; her sons, Jim Cull of Marysville, Richard Cull and his fiancé Melinda Lofgren of Silver Lake and Michael Cull and wife Christine of Arlington; grandchildren, James Cull II, Kevin Stagner, Bryce Cull, Teela Cull, Duncan Cull, Gabi Lofgren, Cali Burnett, Summer Delgado, Austin and Ashley Holleman and great-grandchildren, Aiden, Lilly and Braden; sister, Pamela Jacobson sister-in-law Claudia Grimmer and nieces and nephews Debbie Calloway, Denise Williams, Molly Sullivan & Breck Grimmer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and by a daughter, Kerri Cull-Aguilar.
The family requests that memorials in honor of JoAnn be made to Alzheimer’s/Dementia research.
Funeral Services will be held at the Hamilton First Baptist Church, 797 Hamilton Cemetery Road, Sedro-Woolley (Hamilton) on Thursday, June 22nd , 2017 at 1:00 P.M. Reception to follow. Private interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Everett. For questions please contact Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org.