Joan Elaine (Betts Steele) Lamson, born in Denver, Colorado on October 30, 1937, passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, May 10, 2021. She was the daughter of Linnea & John Betts, both deceased. She was the sister to Joyce Weyers of Denver and Jeanette Neaudorf (deceased) and John Betts, Jr. (deceased). She was married to Walter Steele (deceased) and Wade P. Lamson (deceased).
Joan is survived by 3 children: Catherine Lee, Walter E. Steele, Jr. (Laura) & Susan McNamara (Guy Neff) and 3 step children: Joel Rathbone (Jean), George Rathbone (Lorraine), and Betsy McBride (Henry Perretta); 14 Grandchildren: Greg McGill, Christopher Smith (Jennifer), Cassandra Smith, Daniel McNamara, Maureen McNamara, Matthew McNamara, Benjamin Steele, Julia Steele, Kimberly Rathbone, Joel Rathbone Jr. (Hester) Alan Rathbone, Scott Rathbone (Pam), Lindsey McBride, and Lauren Watson (Bill). Joan was an aunt to Christine Betts, Matthew Budde (Petra), and Mark Cardinal (Katie). She had an abundance of great-grandchildren.
Aside from all the accomplishments that Joan had, she was our Mom, Grandmom & Mumzie.
Faith Service and Community Life Celebration will be held at the Crystal Coast Country Club in Pine Knoll Shores on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 5:30 pm. There will be a life celebration immediately following. Pastor Tim Havlicek with First Presbyterian Church will be officiating.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Joan Lamson Benevolent Fund at Carteret Community Health Care, 3500 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557 and in the subject list Joan Lamson Benevolent Fund.
Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at www.noebrooks.net
Arrangements by Noe-Brooks Funeral Home, Morehead City, NC.
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