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3124 Robinson Drive
WACO, TX 76706
Phone: 254-662-2131
Fax: 254-662-1311
Joan Dugger

Joan Mary Dugger (Whitaker)

Saturday, February 18th, 1933 - Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
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Joan Whitaker Dugger 85, of Waco TX, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, January 29th 2019. She was born February 18 1933 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England to William George (Bill), and Jane (Jennie) Whitaker. War broke out in Europe when she was 5 years old and she spent the next 6 years dealing with food rationing and bombing blackouts. In 1948, when she was 15 years old her family moved to Terre Haute Indiana crossing the Atlantic on the R.M.S. Mauretania.
In 1952 she married Ralph Morris Dugger and moved to Waco Tx. On April 8 1954 their first child Trevor Brys Dugger was born, followed by Kevin Allen Dugger, June 3 1957, and Tristan Heathe Dugger May 7 1971.
Joan began learning to play the piano at the age of 3. At 5 she began to play for her local church services. She continued to play for her church at several venues up until late 2018. She was a very gifted sight reader and musician. Her hobbies included knitting, crocheting, and reading.
She spent most of her career working in various admin roles for several businesses and churches.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Jennie, her sister Ruth, and eldest son, Trevor.
She is survived by her husband Ralph, son Kevin, his wife Linda, Son Tristan, Trevor’s daughters Adreanne and Trisstah. Kevin’s children Kevin Austin and Amber, and Tristan’s daughter, Tristine. All of these she loved and influenced greatly.
There will be a visitation service at Pecan Grove Funeral Home Thursday, January 31st from 6pm-8pm.
Her memorial service will be 10am Friday, February 1st at First United Methodist Church, Waco Texas and will be followed by a graveside service at Oakwood Cemetery.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 31st, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, January 31st, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Pecan Grove Funeral Home
    3124 Robinson Dr
    WACO, TX 76706
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  • Service

    Friday, February 1st, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, February 1st, 2019 10:00am
    First United Methodist Church of Waco
    4901 Cobbs Drive
    WACO, TX 76710
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  • Interment

    Oakwood Cemetery
    2124 S 5th St.
    WACO, TX 76706
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Sandra Raines Crim

Posted at 10:46pm
I so remember you playing piano for our cantatas at First Assembly of God. We all will miss you and just thankful we got that time together. Condolences to your sweet family.



Posted at 02:54pm
Sent with love and remembrance,
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Susan Dugger Gingras, Brad, Ivelina and Steven Mul

Posted at 06:02am
With our deepest sympathies.
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Peggy Williamson

Posted at 06:38pm
My dearest friend words can not express how much I will miss you!
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Tristine Dugger

Posted at 06:02pm
I love you and I miss you alot Nana😢.

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