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Joan Sawin Heald ’58

Joan Sawin Heald ’58 died Sept. 8, 2016, of complications of Alzheimer’s disease. She was 79.

She appreciated her Swarthmore education, and was very proud to be the oldest of three generations of Swarthmore alumnae. Born in 1936 in Mount Holly, N.J., she was raised in Texas, spending much of her life in Greenville. She met her beloved husband, Emerson, while she was a graduate student at the University of Hawaii, and they were married for more than 57 years. Joan had lived for the past 10 years in Seattle.


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