Jo Ann Gnadig died April 3, 2008, at a local care facility. She was 65. She was born Oct. 27, 1942, in San Francisco, a daughter of Edward Warren and June (Black) Gnadig.

Jo Ann lived in Crescent City for the last 10 years. She was a compassionate and caring person, and was one of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Survivors include her father Edward Warren Gnadig of Crescent City; son Mark Allen Byram of California; brothers Edward Charles Gnadig of Harbor, Ore., and Victor Allen Pierce II of Camino; sisters Barbara Bashera of Crescent City, Diane Hyatt of Fallon, Nev., Christine Brewer of Oroville; one grandchild, Corinne Byram; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother June Pierce; step-father, Victor Allen Pierce I; son Michael Maurice Byram and an infant daughter.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. April 19 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1230 Blackwell Lane, Crescent City.

Memorials in her name may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at the above address.

Cremation is under the direction of Redwood Memorial Care, Crescent City.