Longtime Estacada resident, Joan Hale, died in Sandy, Oregon on Friday, July 9, 2021. She was 90. A celebration of her life will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, July 30, 2021 at Estacada First Baptist Church. He ashes will be buried with her parents at Hoult Cemetery in Chrisman, Illinois. Joan Hale was born January 31, 1931 in Chrisman, Illinois to Hobart and Ethel (Mayhackler) Hale. Joan was born with Cerebral Palsy and never walked in her life. She went to a wheel chair at age 14. Joan went thru the 7th grade and when she was 27, she went to Peoria, Illinois for surgeries and was there for 2.5 years. At age 30 she went back to school and became a newspaper reporter for 14 years and then went to a nursing home and helped people from her wheel chair feeding and writing letters for people. In 1985 Joan married and later moved to Estacada, later moving to 300 Main where she lived until her illness got to much for her to handle. Joan enjoyed reading, painting and all kinds of music. She had a great love for people and helping them in her way. She attended Estacada First Baptist Church and was able to give the first donation toward a van so she could attend church. Survivors include many cousins and friends in Illinois and Estacada.