Joan Leipnik

Date of Birth

March 3, 1926

Date of Death

December 13, 2017

Joan Leipnik, long-time resident of Santa Barbara/Goleta passed away in peace on Dec. 13th 2017.

She was born on March 3rd, 1926 in San Francisco, and lived a remarkably fruitful and adventurous life.

For over 60 years her and Dr. Roy Leipnik (UCSB Professor of Mathematics) were united in marriage, until his death in 2006.

Joan was an avid world traveler and cyclist. She loved classical music, tennis, hiking, dance and yoga, and would recount her time spent as a fire lookout for the Forestry Service.

She was an active member of the Sierra Club and Goleta Valley Athletic Club, enjoyed gatherings at the Jewish Community Center and potlucks at the beach.

She is survived by their two living sons, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and countless loving relatives and friends.

We will all miss her resourceful character, exuberance, and inspiring sense of adventure.

A celebration of life will be held at 1pm on Saturday, March 17th at Stow Grove Park – 580 N La Patera Lane in Goleta.

Please join us for a Hawaiian themed luncheon in her honor. RSVP – Karey 805-280-1660


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