Katri was born in 1939 in Eureka to Bernard and Mary Katri. She grew
up in Ferndale, graduating in l957 from Ferndale High School.
Joan attended and graduated from California School of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. She then worked in commercial art in San Francisco for several years after which she lived on the East Coast for a number of years.
Joan returned to Ferndale about 40 years ago and became involved with the art community. She was active in the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce , the Ferndale Museum and the Art Co-op.
She is survived by her twin sister, Janice Holdaway, of Magnolia, Texas and brother, Dennis Katri, of Fortuna.
A memorial gathering will planned at a later date.
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