Joan Louise Gilkerson Popp
Joan Louise Gilkerson Popp, age 74, resident of Bishop for 8 years, born in Faribault, Minn. on Oct. 26, 1938, passed away Dec. 16, 2012 at her home.
Joan moved to Green Bay, Wisc. in 1944, and in 1959, married Lawrence G. Popp. She founded and served as President of NE Wisconsin Multiple Sclerosis Society. She also belonged to Brown, Door, Kewaunee Dental Auxiliary. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay in 1971 and was active in community theatre in Green Bay.
In 1981 she moved to Southern California and after becoming disillusioned with the Southern California lifestyle, she returned to Wisconsin to care for family members.
In 1997, she purchased a second home in Bishop. In 2004, she moved to Bishop permanently where she became active in the Bishop Mural Society. She was also a patron of local art and music. She enjoyed skiing and travelled extensively in the U.S. and internationally.
Survivors include her son, Dolph C. Popp; daughter, Jessica Popp and her husband, Abe Mascarenas; grandkids, Reina M. Popp and William Y. Popp; nieces/nephews, Christine Robert, Paul Jason, Cheryl Marino, Christian Marino and Alex Marino.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Jean Skogmo; sister, Karen Marino; and her husband, Lawrence.
A celebration of her life will be held from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 at Whiskey Creek in Bishop.