Joan Broaddus Sebesta went to be with the Lord on March 1, 2018 at the age of 90.
She was born January 20, 1928 in Coleman, Texas to James Dilmus and Lela Mae (Hill) Broaddus. She grew up in Caldwell where she graduated from high school.
Joan met the love of her life, Wallace Allen Sebesta and the two were married on April 1, 1953. They were blessed with one daughter, Leslie Jo Sebesta. They were married for fourteen years before he passed on December 23, 1967.
Joan was an amazing wife and mother in every aspect. They relocated to Stanton, Texas in 1959, where Wallace became a firefighter at Webb Airforce Base. After her husband’s death, she and Leslie moved back to Bryan and began a new chapter in her life. Joan was a person of great strength, faith and devotion.
Throughout her life Joan had a true servant’s heart. She spent many years as a social worker and assistant director at Twin City Mission. She worked closely and helped develop both the children’s shelter and family shelter. It brought her great joy to take care of the needs of others including her parents.
Joan was a person that saw the positive in people and situations. She had a great sense of humor and was always in a good mood. Her favorite vacation spot was New Mexico where she and Leslie loved to shop for silver and turquoise. She enjoyed antiquing, traveling, and gardening. One of her greatest enjoyments was cooking and making the holidays special for her family. Her faith remained important to her throughout her life.
Joan is preceded in death by her sweet sister, May Bell Harber, brothers Dilmus Broaddus, JL Broaddus and Jimmie Broaddus. Joan leaves behind her daughter Leslie Jo Sebesta, her special nieces Susie Harber, Nancy Eikerts, and Lela Wollam (Paul), special nephew Barry Harber (Michele), and her special great-nephew Josh Wollam.
To honor Joan’s life, her family has planned a visitation on Tuesday, March 6 from 5:30-7:30 at Hillier Funeral Home of Bryan. Her Life Celebration will be Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 1 PM, also at Hillier Funeral Home of Bryan, with internment at Snook Cemetery.