Joan Helen (Phillipi) Rambo

Joan Helen (Phillipi) Rambo, 87, passed away peacefully at Prestige Acute Care Jan. 6, 2020, after a brief illness. She was born in Chehalis, Wash., to Joseph and Carrie Phillipi Jan. 10, 1932.

Joan spent most of her life in the Chehalis area. She graduated from W.F. West High School. She worked at Darigold, Cenex and retired from W.F. West after working in the library for many years. Joan married Charles “Chuck” V. Rambo May 23, 1953, and together they had one son, Steven E. Rambo. Both were waiting for her in Heaven.

Later in life, she renewed her friendship with a former classmate and spent 15 years with her significant other, Stuart Dooly until he passed. Joan’s family and friends were the most important to her and she loved cooking for all. She enjoyed many lunches with her fellow “hens” for many years.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Laurie; grandson, Nicholas (Kathryn) Rambo and their son, Matthew; granddaughter, Carrie (Aaron) Samuelson and their children, Thomas and Hannah; and numerous nieces and nephews, especially her very close niece, Jan Peters.

Grandma will be missed by her loved ones and her many good friends.

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