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Joanne Bissell Hemstad, age 69, of Forest Meadows passed away on January 8, 2023.
Survived by loving husband Dale; children, Jennifer and Eric; children-in-law, Nick and Cassie;
grandchildren, Hunter, Blake and Tova. She was a beloved family member, cherished by all who
knew her. She was born to Donald and Mary Jean Bissell with siblings Jim, Gary and Steve

Joanne was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend to many. At the age of twelve, her family built
one of the first cabins in Bear Valley, California. This experience shaped her love for the
mountains, and she cherished the countless moments she spent in Bear Valley and Pacific

In her early years, Joanne worked as a retail buyer for Any Mountain and later found her
passion at Bear Valley Ski Area, where she worked and pursued her love for skiing by
participating in ski racing in the early 1980s and was the queen of the corporate ski challenge!
She worked throughout her life at companies throughout the Bay Area including Bissell and
Karn and other companies.

Joanne’s hobbies were a significant part of her life, and she found solace and happiness in
them. Skiing was not just a profession but also a way for her to unwind and find peace. She also
adored spending time with her grandchildren, as they brought immense joy into her life. Joanne
loved traveling and exploring new places, creating memories that will be treasured forever.

Joanne Bissell Hemstad will be remembered as a loving family member, a dedicated friend and
an adventurous soul. Her accomplishments and passions have left an unforgettable mark on the
lives of those she touched. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Terzich & Wilson Cremetion-Funeral Home entrusted with Cremation arrangments.

  • Date of Death: 01/08/2024
  • Age: 69
  • Residence: Forest Meadows, California