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JoAnn Marie Hays-Radinovich, 70, of Baker City and John Day, died Sept. 28, 2005.
Recitation of the Rosary will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, First and Church streets in Baker City. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at noon at St. Francis de Sales. Vault interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be Sunday from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Cathedral.
JoAnn was born Aug. 19, 1935, at Enterprise to Mary Isabelle and Vernon Edward Hays. JoAnn was the oldest of five children. She had four brothers: Michael, John, Dan and David Hays. JoAnn graduated from high school in Enterprise in 1953. After high school she attended one year of college at the University of Oregon, and in 1957 she graduated with a bachelor of science degree in education from Eastern Oregon University in La Grande.
JoAnn then took a teaching job in Canyon City. She married Andrew Louis Radinovich on June 28, 1958, at Enterprise. JoAnn quit teaching in 1960, when her first child was born. Until 2002 JoAnn continued to substitute teach for Grant Administrative School District No. 3. JoAnn and Andrew had five children: Jeanette Marie, Jane Ann, Andrew Michael, Jonna Jo, and Joseph Vernon. JoAnn loved to travel and recently celebrated her 70th birthday in Las Vegas. She was active in the Catholic Church and planned on moving to Baker City this fall. JoAnn loved her family and friends. She recently rekindled several high school friendships while enjoying her summer home at Wallowa Lake.
JoAnn lost her mother and best friend, Mary Isabelle Hays, in January 2003. She was also preceded in death by her father, Vernon Edward Hays, in June 1973 and an infant sister.
Survivors include Andrew Louis Radinovich; their five children and spouses: Jeanette and Tim Hueckman, Jane and Kim Mahaffey, Andrew Radinovich, Cindy Smith, Jonna and Justin Bishop and Joseph and Tonna Radinovich. JoAnn is also survived by her grandchildren: Johnathan, Vernon and Bryce Brose; Payton and Leonard Radinovich and Samantha and Jedediah Smith; Jolynn, Jaylynn and Tia Bishop; and Billy Radinovich; her four brothers Michael, John, Dan and David Hays; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions in JoAnn’s memory may be made to help defray medical expenses for either the Barajas Fund or for the Coach Ray Uriarte Fund, through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. Donations will be used for medical expenses.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 30, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor