JoAnne D'Urso Thursday, May 20, 1948 - Sunday, March 26, 2017

JoAnne Rouse D’Urso (or “Josie” as some knew her) passed away peacefully and with family present at John Muir Hospital on Sunday March 26th. JoAnne most recently resided in Lafayette, CA close to her daughter and 22-month-old grandson who called her “Gram”. JoAnne was a native of North Carolina, where she attended Mars Hill College before relocating to the West Coast. She was a long-time resident of Reno, NV where she retired in 2014 after a successful career as an accountant. JoAnne had a love for pretty things- antiques, flowers, art; rock and roll music- from The Doors to The Rolling Stones to the Foo Fighters; and the good ol’ US of A- she was proud to be an American and always displayed a flag whether accessorized on her or in her home. She was a passionate and generous person, and she had a smile that could light up a room. Her time on this earth seems short, but her 68 years were very full, filled with love, and she will be missed. She is survived by her daughter, Jaime D’Urso; grandson, Danny; two younger sisters, Jeanne Rouse and Janet Powell; and many friends and family members. JoAnne will be placed to rest in Rose Hill, NC next to her parents.