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Joanna Shannon was a much-loved
professional astrologer and teacher of
astrology in New York City for decades, though her Southern roots shone through in
her drawl, her hospitality, and her delicious humor. Over the years, she was a mainstay
of the New York chapter of NCGR, serving many terms as president
and board member.
On the national level, along with Joan Negus, Joanna was instrumental in forming
NCGR's Education Program. She served tirelessly to
help establish educational standards and develop testing for our field. For these reasons
she was given the NCGR Sisyphus Award
for Volunteer Efforts. Her long-time mate was fellow NY-NCGR officer, Julian Armistead. She
is, and will be, much missed by those of us who knew her.
DATA: According to the brief biography in AstroDataBank, Joanna gave her birth information as
June 8, 1925, at 5:59 AM CST, 96W08; 35N20. (Rated A)
She died of cancer on June 24, 1998, at 7:40 PM, North Bronx, NY.
NOTE: There was a discrepency on the spelling of Joanna's birthplace, but a
search on the web produced Weleetka, OK, at the exact coordinates
give above, as well as this photo of downtown Weleetka. Though very much the
cosmopolitan New Yorker, Joanna went home for frequent visits throughout her life
and maintained her ties there, so I think she'd get a kick out of seeing this picture here......
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CREDITS: This memorial was created
by Donna Cunningham of Word of Mouth Web Design, who
always wanted to be just like Joanna when she grew up. Photo from Judi Vitali. The background is by Lady Lavendar.
The golden Gemini glyph is part of a set at RAD Graphics. The
animation was found at Eye Candy.