Mrs. Joan H. Beauregard, 85 of Atlanta, Michigan died peacefully on February 8, 2023 at Sally’s Care Home in Alpena. She was born in Saint Clair Shores, Michigan on January 30, 1938 to the late, Gordon and Alma (Davis) Henry. She has resided in Atlanta since 1998. Joan spent 30+ years living in California and while living there she taught at the Listening Center for Children. This Center was developed for children with special needs. Joan taught there for 16 years. She also volunteered as a Girl Scout leader for 16 years and Boy Scout leader for 14 years. She received an award that was given to her by the mayor of California for being an Outstanding Citizen for her work in making the neighborhood a cleaner, safer environment. Joan was a talented painter and artist. She would often make homemade cards for people that were ill at church and always included a painted picture on the front. She was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ in Atlanta and was loved at church. She was always willing to help someone in need. She had a wicked sense of humor and loved a good joke and making people laugh. She adored animals and liked to garden. Joan had a twinkle in her eye, was fast to laugh, and had a wonderful smile. She is and will be deeply missed.
Joan is survived by her daughter, Terry de Jong; grandson, Anthony Tyler De Jong, granddaughter, Ashley Marie De Jong; great-grandson, Tucker De Jong; sister, Roger (Sandy) Wood; sisters-in-law, Carol (David) McMurphy, Ila Kosloski, Jackie Henry; brothers-in-law, George and Leroy (Jackie) Beauregard; many nieces and nephews, close friends in Michigan and California; and special friend, Linda Utt and her loving family. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Frank Beauregard; parents, Gordon and Alma Henry; son, John Todd De Jong, brother, Clifford Henry; and adopted grandson, Justin Utt.
In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. The family has chosen to remember Joan privately at this time.
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