Joanne Marie Coulter

Date of Birth

September 4, 1930

Date of Death

March 20, 2018

Our amazing mother, Joanne Marie Coulter, passed away suddenly on Tuesday March 20, 2018 and flew to the heavens to rest in the arms of Jesus Christ. Born Sept 4, 1930 in Leechburg, PA to Margaret and Henry Wilson, Joanne was the eldest of 3 children and attended local schools throughout her education. She developed a love of dancing during high school and became a regular at high school and community dances, that continued at the Rec Center in Santa Barbara for years.

The consummate artist, she was an amazing cook, baker, painter in oils, knitter, and seamstress. She created custom wedding gowns for her 3 daughters-in-law and daughter, among many other very fortunate brides. Word spread that Joanne was the one to make, fix, or alter anything material. She revelled and excelled in the artistic challenge of quilting.

As the years went by and grandchildren arrived, her focus was to sew, knit, and babysit for them. All her grandchildren, along with any of their little friends who came by, got to experience the generous spirit of amazing “JoJo”! She would do anything for her “little monkey shine’s” at a moment’s notice,. She was still knitting baby sweaters for her great grandchildren this past year.

Although she was slowing down during the last couple years and arthritis pain was a daily nuisance, Mom LOVED to laugh and have a good time, which then made everyone else laugh and forget their problems. We still laugh about /with her to this day and always will!

Joanne is survived by her sister Bonnie Quarato of Apollo, PA, brother Don Wilson (Mary) of Oxnard, CA , sons Larry Coulter of Shaver Lake, CA, Alan Coulter (Dana) of Ventura, CA, Scott Coulter of Santa Barbara,CA and daughter Nancy Coglizer (Bill) of Santa Barbara, CA, grandchildren Emma and Sadie Coglizer, Allyson, Bret, Clint, Chad, several great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A never ending Thank You to Fr. Steve of Mount Carmel Church for his immediate gracious presence to bless Mom with the Catholic Last Rites a few moments before her journey to meet her beloved Jesus Christ.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday June 9th at the San Vicente Mobile Home Clubhouse 1 – 3 p.m. Please don’t hesitate to contact Nancy for any additional information at or 805-705-1757.


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