Joan Grant

W. Joan Grant

May 26 1933 to September 20, 2016

W. Joan Grant passed away in her mountain home where she spent many years hiking or horseback riding on the trails with her dogs and friends. She is known worldwide as owner of Jayenn Kennel, breeder of Pomeranians, Norwegian Elkhounds and Finnish Spitz.  She Shared her knowledge and experiences in her book “Finnish Spitz: A Closer Look”.

In the Golden area she is fondly referred to as the dog lady, the founder of the Columbia Valley Dog Club, a past representative of the SPCA and an instrumental board member during the establishment of Abbeyfield. Her acreage on Pagliaro Road was the temporary home for hundreds of dogs and cats who came for boarding, grooming or training. Joan’s kennel was not just a livelihood for her, it was her passion.

Joan is survived by 5 children, 2 siblings and their families.

A Memorial Tea was held at the Catholic Church Hall on Tuesday September 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On line condolences may be sent to the family through Joan’s obituary at www.hindmanbowersfuneralhome.com 


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