December 25, 1936 - August 10, 2021
December 25, 1936 – August 10, 2021 Our loving Mother Joan Catherine Milon, 84, was born on Christmas Day, 1936 in San Francisco, CA. She peacefully but unexpectedly passed away at her home in Rancho Cordova, CA on August 10, 2021. She was and always will be the Matriarch of her beautiful family. Joan was preceded in death by her loving husbands: John R. Austin (1978) and Sammy J. Milon (2012), her mother: Albina E. Backstedt and father: William F. Backstedt. She is survived by her children: Paul Austin (Nannette), Linda Austin, Steven Austin and stepsons: Craig Austin (Debbie) and Rick Milon (Carolyn); grandchildren: Lizza Austin, William Austin, Hannah Milon and Ryan Milon; great granddaughter: Yzabel Lopez. Joan worked at multiple companies during her working career including AT&T, the Emporium, Security Pacific Bank finishing her career at Bank of America in 1998. She was the long-time recording secretary / treasurer for the Croatian Fraternal Union (CFU) Yerba Buena Lodge 900 and was an active member of the Slavonic Mutual Benevolent Society (SMBS). Joan was an avid fan of the SF Giants baseball team and the SF 49ers football team. After her move to the Sacramento area, she also rooted for the Sacramento Kings basketball team. She was known for being an excellent cook and an outstanding baker. Her rigatoni and meatballs were some of the best in the Bay Area while her cookies always made life just a little sweeter for the lucky recipients. She enjoyed hosting family events and other parties throughout the years. She always had a smile on her face and kind words and/or solid advice for others. She was an angel on earth and we’re sure she is now a heavenly angel lovingly watching out for us. As per Joan’s request, there will be no services. Please place a donation to your most beloved charity in memory of her.
December 25, 1936 – August 10, 2021 Our loving Mother Joan Catherine Milon, 84, was born on Christmas Day, 1936 in San Francisco, CA. She peacefully but unexpectedly passed away at her home in Rancho Cordova, CA on August 10, 2021. She... View Obituary & Service Information
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December 25, 1936 – August 10, 2021
Our loving Mother Joan Catherine...
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