Joan Lily Polson
December 15, 1939 - November 15, 2022
Joan Lily Polson passed away peacefully at the age of 82 on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. She was surrounded by loved ones.
Joan was born on December 15, 1939, to Conferina Maria Elena (Baca) Silva and John Leno Silva in Gallup, New Mexico. She had two brothers and two sisters, Ralph, Francis, Louise and Maxine.
In June of 1958, Joan met the love of her life, Joe Ellis Polson. He was in the Air Force, stationed in Gallup, New Mexico. They were married in July of 1958, moved to Seattle, Washington and started their family. Together they raised four daughters, Debbie, Danette, Deanna and Delena in Washington then in Lakewood, Colorado. Joe and Joan were married for 64 beautiful years.
Joan was a very kind and generous person. She loved to cook and offered a meal to anyone who would stop by. Her Mexican food was loved by all. She loved to travel, spend time with family and friends, do jigsaw puzzles, watch her “eagles”, crochet and needlepoint. Joan was a very proud grandma and adored all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren, she spoke about them often. She also loved to catch up with family on the phone. She really loved to visit antique stores, because it was something she and Joe could do together. They were always together, rarely apart. When they did get separated in the antique malls, that was what their cell phones were for, to find each other.
Joan was preceded in death by her husband Joe Ellis Polson, daughter Danette Lynne Underwood, mother Connie Adair, father John Silva and brother Ralph Silva. Joan is survived by her sisters Louise (Joe) Schaller, Maxine (Mark) Heckart, brother Francis Silva, daughters, Debra Taylor, Deanna (Loren) Rusch, Delena (Francis) Jackson, 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
"They Say There Is A Reason"
They say there is a reason.
They say that time will heal,
But neither time nor reason,
Will change the way we feel.
For no-one knows the heartache.
That lies behind our smiles,
No-one knows how many times,
We have broken down and cried.
Gone from home that smiling face,
Those cheerful, happy ways,
The heart that won so many friends,
In bygone, Happy days.
We want to tell you something,
So there won’t be any doubt.
You’re so wonderful to think of,
But so hard to be without.
We cannot bring the old days back.
When we were all together.
The family chain is broken now,
But memories live forever.