Joan (“Joni”) Virginia Strong, was born on August 7, 1937 in Rockland, Maine. She died at her home in Las Cruces, NM on September 2, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. She flew American Airlines (AA) as a Flight Attendant for 40 years and lived in Scripps Ranch for 35 years before moving to Las Cruces. In lieu of flowers, Joni would appreciate a donation to Safe Haven Animal Shelter, (a no-kill sanctuary for dogs and cats), 840 El Paseo Road, Suite D, Las Cruces, NM 88001. A Memorial will be held Friday, October 18th at 1:00 pm at Scripps Ranch Library, 10301 Scripps Lake Drive, San Diego, CA – See more at: