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Author and Educator Hollenbeck Dies at 69

January 20, 1998|LIZ SEYMOUR

Joan Weiss Hollenbeck, a writer and community college educator, died of acute leukemia at her Laguna Beach home Saturday. She was 69.

She taught English, creative writing and other subjects at Coastline Community College, Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College. She also is the author of eight books, including five for children. Hollenbeck graduated from Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State L.A.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Hollenbeck; three children, Lorraine Lewis, Kenneth Weiss and Nancy Weiss; two stepchildren, Sue Englestad and Lance Hollenbeck; and one granddaughter, Alice Hollenbeck.

A private service will be held Wednesday in Laguna Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the National Assn. of University Women Educational Foundation, Laguna Chapter, c/o Janette Mestre, 2240 Hillview Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.

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