Joan Marilyn Thomassen

Joan Marilyn Thomassen

      Joan Marilyn Thomassen, 78, daughter of Desmond Leroy Chambers and Rose Sophie Chambers, died peacefully in her sleep on April 23, 2010, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

      Joan was wife to Elmer H. Thomassen, M.D. — who died six years ago at the age of 83. Her abundant legacy includes ten children and twelve grandchildren.

      Joan was an adoring wife, loving mother and life-long professional musician. She began playing the cello at the age of fourteen, and showed her love of music every day of her life and instilled that love in all her children and grandchildren.

      There will be a prayer vigil at 1 PM on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at:       

Heritage Memorial Services
17712 Beach Boulevard
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 842-2400

      A Funeral Mass and Services will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at:

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
1441 West Balboa Boulevard
Newport Beach, California 92661

      Joan’s family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the American Cancer Society ( in her name.