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Joan O'Grady

January 24, 1930 ~ November 3, 2018 (age 88)

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Joan Hunt O’Grady 88 years young 1930-2018 died peacefully on Saturday November 3, 2018 in her home in Newport Beach, California surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Los Angeles, California to Jewel Jeanette (Mashburn) and James Douglas Hunt on January 24, 1930 and was their only child.

Joan was noted for her beautiful lyric soprano voice at a very young age and studied music throughout her life and brought joy to all through her music. Joan attended Westlake School for Girls (Harvard Westlake) and studied at USC School of Music and was affiliated with Pi Beta Phi.  She was active in the Los Angeles Junior League especially with the singing group called The Larks who sang for various hospitals and Children’s organizations. 

Joan married John Francis O’Grady Sr. on November 20, 1962.  John O’Grady adopted Joan’s three daughters from a previous marriage (William Wilson Campbell). Together they had a son John Francis O’Grady Jr.

Joan always said her greatest accomplishment was her 4 loving, caring and nearly perfect children. The eldest is Christine Diane Campbell O’Grady Steinberg Martin (grandson Matthew Steinberg, wife Nabeela, and great-grandchildren Owen and Hunter). Julie Anne Campbell O’Grady (husband Albert S. Paxton, grandchildren Joshua Paxton and Sarah Paxton), Nancy Gale Campbell O’Grady Hansen Cook (grandson First Sergeant Kellen O’Grady Hansen, wife Meghan and great-grandchildren Kaos and Kruzade. The youngest child and only son, John Francis O’Grady Jr.

Joan O’Grady lived on Muirfield Road in Hancock Park for 30 years where she raised her children. While living in Hancock Park Joan became one of Dipell Realty’s Top Realtors. Joan was an avid tennis and paddle tennis player and a member of The Beach Club and Jonathan Club. 

Once retired she moved to Newport Beach in 1989 where she met and fell in love once again to Jack TenEyck who preceded her in death.  Joan became a master gardener and truly loved being outdoors with her roses. She will be remembered as affectionate, generous, and wickedly funny by all who loved her.  

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