San Francisco, CA – Jo Ann Hendricks, 88, passed peacefully on December 8, 2022.
She was born in Springfield, Missouri and moved to Northern California with her parents and older brother prior to starting school. She graduated from George Washington High School in San Francisco and remained a devoted resident of San Francisco until her passing. She graduated from San Francisco State and after a few years in the workforce went on to receive her Masters Degree also from San Francisco State. She was an instructor of Business and Political Science at City College of San Francisco for almost 40 years, retiring in 2010. She was a devoted teacher and mentor to a multitude of students. She delighted in maintaining contact with many of her students after they graduated.
In addition to teaching and mentoring students, Jo Ann was passionate about animal welfare and was a dog-mama to several adorable small dogs from her first dog, the Maltese Toasto, to her beloved Shih Tzu, Lulu Belle, and several in between. There were a number of very lucky dogs to have had Jo Ann as their human.
Jo Ann was a life-long learner with an interest in history, politics, art, current events, and music, particularly jazz. She enjoyed a good meal or a good shopping trip with friends and family and passed on a love of chocolate to her nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her nieces and nephew (Bridgette, Sara, Philip and his spouse Lisa), and great-niece and great-nephew (Kelly and Pete) and is legendary within the family for being a “fun” aunt.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Warren and Helen, and brother, David.
In remembrance of Jo Ann’s service to education and dedication to City College of San Francisco and love of animals, the family suggests that memorial tributes be made to one of the following or a favorite charity. City College of San Francisco – https://foundationccsf.org/donation/San Francisco SPCA – https://www.sfspca.org/contact/
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