Joan Shaw McIntosh passed away December 27, 2013 in Santa Cruz, Calif. She was born in Oneonta, N.Y in 1921. On June 27, 1941 she married Cromwell McIntosh in Pittsfield, Mass.

Joan was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and Stevens Ministry in Medford, Ore. and was a former resident of Rogue Valley Manor. She had also been a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Aptos, Calif. and Calvary Episcopal Church in Santa Cruz, Calif.

Joan had a career in pediatric nursing. She also enjoyed cooking, being a school volunteer, reading, gardening, needle work, music, and travel.

She is survived by her son, Bruce (Nancy) McIntosh of Madrid, N.M; daughter, Mary (Dennis) Gillis of Santa Cruz, Calif.; one niece; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Cromwell McIntosh and her siblings, John and Homer Shaw and Mary Picarella.

A family memorial service will be held at a later date with Catherine Stark officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Santa Cruz County, 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066.