Draper, Joanne L., Saginaw, Michigan


Passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at the age of 72 years. Joanne was born August 22, 1941, to the late Arthur and Mary (Sageman) Sandow. She graduated from Arthur Hill High School, received her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, and was a member of the Alpha Phi Sorority. After receiving her degree she worked at an accounting firm in Chicago for 4 years before returning to Saginaw to marry and raise a family. She married Reed T. Draper on October 29, 1966. He predeceased her on April 22, 2004. Joanne thoroughly enjoyed her family, gardening, painting, travel and volunteer work. Surviving her are two children, Sage (Rob) Roy and Andrew (Michon) Draper; three stepchildren, Rob (Lisa) Draper, Randy (Barb) Draper and Mimsy (Bill) Brisbois; one brother, Jerry (Linda) Sandow; eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild. A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday June 21 from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Horizons Conference Center, 6200 State St. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider A&D Charitable Foundation, 3150 Enterprise, Saginaw, MI 48603 or Saginaw Area Foundation for Eye Care, 5161 Cardinal Park Drive, Saginaw, MI 48603. Arrangements by W. L. Case & Company Funeral Directors. www.casefuneralhome.com