JoAnn Harwood

Obituary of JoAnn Margaret Harwood

JoAnn Margaret Harwood, 87, of Nampa, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on August 4, 2022.

  JoAnn was born in Caldwell, Idaho on February 24, 1935 to parents Max & Jessie Nicholas. She was raised in Caldwell and attended schools in the Nampa/Caldwell area. She graduated from Nampa High School in 1953. Shortly after graduation she moved to San Francisco where she worked for General Insurance. San Francisco was very near and dear to her heart for the rest of her life. While in San Francisco she met and married Richard “Dick” Appleton. Later they moved to Seattle where she worked for Safeco Insurance. In 1961 they moved back to Caldwell. They had three children, Ricky, DeAnn and Jennifer, and were later divorced.

  JoAnn worked for JC Penney’s at Karcher Mall from 1967 through their move to the Boise Towne Square in 1988. Throughout her Penney’s career she was a very successful furniture saleswoman and also sold fine jewelry. After her retirement from Penney’s she began selling furniture at Royce’s Furniture in Caldwell. It was at Royce’s Furniture that she met Mansfield “Ike” Harwood and they were married October 12, 1991, enjoying over 31 years together.

  JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Buddy Lee and her son Ricky. She is survived by her husband Ike; daughter and son-in-law DeAnn & Rick Stoolman of Eagle; daughter and son-in-law Jennifer & Troy Summers of Boise; her 4 grandchildren Nicholas (Maria) Stoolman, Kellie Stoolman, Tayler (Mark) Sanchez and Savannah Summers, her 3 great-grandchildren Kate Sanchez, Miles Sanchez and Ingrid Stoolman; great-niece Amanda Hammond; several cousins; and her two dogs, Brodie & Eva.

  A celebration of life for JoAnn will be held on September 17, 11:00 AM at the home of DeAnn & Rick Stoolman, 1156 E. Riversong Drive in Eagle.

  In lieu of flowers, donations may made to The Go Team Therapy Dogs at

  The family would like to recognize and thank the loving and compassionate staff of Touchmark Assisted Living, and the amazing personnel of Keystone Hospice.

  JoAnn was affectionately known as “Grammy” by her grandchildren and many others. She will be remembered for her endless love, devotion and adoration she had for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Celebration of Life

11:00 am
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Stoolman Home
1156 E Riversong Drive
Eagle, Idaho, United States
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