Joan (Wootton) Pollard
Joan (Wootton) Pollard, 86, passed away March 18, 2018, in Redding, CA. Joan was born on July 18. 1931, in Santa Barbara to Lorraine and Jesse Wootton. Joan attended elementary and junior high school in Santa Barbara, graduating from SBHS in 1949. She was active in Girl Scouts, the “Y”, tennis, team sports, and volunteered for the SB Museum of Natural History. Joan studied at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she earned both a bachelor’s degree (1953) and master’s degree (1955) in education. She received her administrative credential from USC in 1957. After college, Joan taught physical education at El Camino College. In 1969, Joan became a counselor at Nova High School in Redding, CA, where she served thousands of students before retiring in 1990. Joan always loved the outdoors, especially boating, camping, fishing, and hunting. She loved to connect and talk with everyone she met and was an incredibly generous person, selflessly giving her time, talents and resources to her children and others needing a helping hand. Joan is survived by her sister Diane Wootton, of SB, her sons Rick, Scott (April), and Randy (Kelly) Pollard, 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Dick. Joan will he greatly missed by her family and friends. Services were held in Redding CA. The family suggests a donation in Joan’s memory to the SB Salvation Army or the American Cancer Society.