JoAnn Greuling Mack (1930 - 2018)

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JoAnn Greuling Mack, 88, passed away peacefully December 18, 2018 at her home in Baton Rouge. She was born in El Paso, Texas on Easter Sunday, April 20, 1930 to Lydia Elizabeth Nash Greuling and Ferdinand William Greuling. She graduated from Texas Western College (now University of Texas at El Paso) and enjoyed a lifelong career as a teacher. She married Russell Paul Mack in 1952. They and their four children moved to Baton Rouge in 1967. JoAnn taught English for 41 years, retiring from St. Amant High School in 1996. She enthusiastically supported her students' activities, especially the boys baseball team. She attended Victory Harvest Church. JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother William Nash Greuling. She is survived by her children, Sharon Mack Temple of Austin, Texas; Paula Nichols (and Jeff) of Southlake, Texas; Russell Paul Mack Jr. (and Janel) of Pensacola, Florida; and Susan Kaufman (and Robert) of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. "GranGran" is survived by her 8 grandchildren -- Matthew, Suzanne, Amy, Camille, Stephen, Colton, Sarah and Laura -- and 3 great-grandchildren -- Daniel, Joel and Audrey. Her friends, colleagues and former students are invited to a celebration of life on January 19, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Lake House Reception, 12451 Old Hammond Hwy, Baton Rouge 70816, Terry Conrad officiating. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, P.O. Box 127, Baton Rouge, LA 70821; or the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, 10600 Choctaw Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70815.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Jan. 4 to Jan. 19, 2019
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