Joanne Dee Munoz


(Nov. 14, 2006)

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Nov. 18 at 9 a.m. at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church for Joanne Dee Munoz, 52, who died Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Powell Nursing Home.

Rosary will be said at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

She was born July 11, 1954, in Cody to Charles Lee and Blanche Louise (Barling) Nicholson. She was raised in Meeteetse and lived in many states before settling in Powell.

She married Arthur Munoz in Billings, Mont., May 31, 2005. She was a loving mother, wife and sister and loved her crafts and needlepoint.

Joanne loved her family and never met a stranger. Although she had a hard life, she only looked for the good things life offered. She will be missed.

Survivors include her husband, Arthur Munoz of Powell; sons, Eric Lollar and wife Darcy of Oklahoma City, Okla., Martin Munoz and grandchild Xavier Munoz and Adam Munoz, all of Billings; daughter, Staci McDonald, husband T.J. and granddaughters, Danielle, Jodee Lynn and Tommie Jessa of Oklahoma City; brothers, Charles Jack Nicholson (Meg) of Meeteetse, Charles Thomas Nicholson (Nancy) of Powell and Larry Duane Nicholson (Wandea) of Thermopolis; sister, Judy Helen Good (Kenneth) of Powell; brothers and sisters and in-laws, Larry and Sonya Munoz of Billings, Cindy and Steve Meier of Gillette, Tommy and Carol Munoz of Casper, Robert and Rainbow Munoz of California and Vickie and Ryan Cox of Casper; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Father Pete Johnson will officiate at services and burial in Crown Hill Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home.

For those who wish, memorials to Powell Valley Hospice would be appreciated by the family.