Joan Altman passed away with her family at her side on February 8, 2019. She was born in Vermillion, SD on December 25. The year remains undisclosed to respect Joan’s constant refusal to disclose her real age and her admitted propensity to lie about it whenever asked.

Joan was beautiful, smart, independent, and never, ever wrong. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1989, then moved to Riverside, CA where she was a successful lawyer for many years, specializing in complex estate planning.

She was tremendously proud of her children and loved her grandchildren fiercely. She also loved Yves Saint Laurent perfume, Ferragamo shoes, roses, working in her yard, Chivas Regal, the Los Angeles Lakers, and watching Law and Order reruns. She will be missed.

Joan is survived by her daughter Elizabeth (Mike Hemberger) Altman; sons Adam and Ethan (Rebecca) Altman; grandchildren Ricky Reilly, Elias, Noah, Brooklyn, and Elliana Altman, sisters Judy Norris and Jane (Tom) Walsh, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Groton Care and Rehabilitation Center for the care they have given Joan over the years, and to Avera Hospice for the comfort and service they provided.

Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory of Aberdeen