Joan Lorraine Solomon Altman, 92, of Amarillo passed away peacefully on November 9, 2023, surrounded by her family.
She was born October 13, 1931, in Houston, Texas and grew up in Waco, Texas. She graduated from Waco High School in 1949. She attended the University of Texas in Austin and was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority. Joan married Israel “Buck” Altman in 1952. They moved to Amarillo in 1954. Before enjoying retirement, she owned a gift shop for 41 years.
Joan was preceded in death by her husband Buck, mother Ethel Robinson Solomon, and father Nathan Solomon. She is survived by her four children, Vicki (Bill), David (Aletha), Don (Brian), and Paul (Celia) as well as grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren.
Joan loved living in Amarillo and served as president of the Coronado Elementary School PTA, president of The Sisterhood of Temple B’nai Israel, and was a member of PEO. She enjoyed tap dancing and her little dogs. She loved people and never met a stranger. She was gentle, generous, and always found kind things to say about any and everyone. She truly had no enemies. She devoted her life to her family and taught them the importance of giving back and respecting others.
Graveside rites will be at 4:00 pm, Friday, November 10, 2023, at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.