Joan Rae Lantz was born in Louisville, Kentucky on October 25, 1946 to Alvin and Elizabeth Lantz. Her early education began at St. Mary's Elementary School and then St. Paul High School. Joan then earned a degree at Whittier College. After graduating college Joan became one of the first female pharmaceutical representatives specializing in pharmaceutical equipment. She later worked for the family business, A. R. Lantz Company, for 30 years in accounting. She lived in La Habra for over 50 years. After retiring, Joan enjoyed traveling and time spent with family and friends. Joan was a devoted Catholic and attended both Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Bruno Church in Whittier.
She was married to Gary Morrison, who passed away in 2005. Joan is survived by her three brothers: Lee, Birney and Joe. She has a step-son, Quint Morrison. She also has four nephews: John, Sean, Collin, and Connor along with three nieces: Anastasia, Jean and Allison.
Joan passed away on November 16, 2021 in Fullerton, California.