Joan Letitia Maxwell Dockins was the youngest of three children born to Frank Donald Maxwell and Mary Letitia Kirkpatrick in Yonkers, NY, on October 24, 1945.
Joan grew up in Yonkers. She graduated from Gorton High School and attended college at Hunter and SUNY Oneonta.
Joan married Darryl Wayne Dockins in San Francisco, CA, on January 15, 1969. Joan had three sons: Matthew Wayne Dockins, Mark Jason Dockins (twins) born in San Francisco on January 8, 1970, and Michael Scott Dockins born in Yonkers on May 22, 1972.
With the birth of the twins, Joan and Darryl moved from Palo Alto, CA, to be closer to Joan’s family in Yonkers.
Joan spent most of her career helping companies relocate employees to new locations.
Upon retirement, Joan and Darryl moved to Alliance, NE. Joan became Associate Director of the Carnegie Arts Center until they moved in October 2012 to Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
Joan loved her family, her cats, everything artistic (she identified herself as “Artsy One” on the Internet), clothes shopping (of course!), Smarties, music and reading in bed each evening. Each morning with her coffee she checked the weather and anticipated her outside activities for the day.
After a full life, Joan passed away at home on Thursday, April 21, 2022.
Joan leaves behind her husband, three sons, two brothers, James Henry Maxwell and Peter Gilmore Maxwell, her daughter-in-law, Gwenola Marie Dufour Dockins, two grandchildren, Benjamin Claude Dockins and Gabriel Darryl Dockins and numerous in-laws, cousins, nephews and nieces.
The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 4-5 pm at Ponte Vedra Valley, 4750 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082.
Dear Friends & Family,
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and prayers. Joan was a story teller and a writer, the family would be grateful if you could take the time to share your fondest and funniest memories of Joan.
Joan dedicated her life to arts and loved cats. Should you wish to in lieu of flowers, we invite you consider a honorary/memorial donation to one the following causes for her spirit to love on.
Hudson River Museum in Yonkers - www.hrm.org/donate/annual-fund/
ASPCA.org as she loved all animals