Joan B. Quinn, 78, Brookings, died Dec. 5, 2001, in Brookings of natural causes.

She was born Dec. 9, 1922, in the District of Burnley, England, to Samuel and Lizzy Bates. She moved to the area 22 years ago from California.

Mrs. Quinn grew up in Lancashire, England, and married Andrew Quinn Feb. 14, 1974, in Garden Grove, Calif.

She became a naturalized citizen of the United States on April 16, 1969, in Orange, Calif.

She is survived by her niece, Margaret Briscoe, England.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

At Mrs. Quinns request, there will be no services. Litty Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

Remembrances and donations in her memory may be made to the Humane Society.