Obituary: Jo Ann Toothaker

Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother

Jo Ann Toothaker, of Claremont, died peacefully on Sunday, March 19.

Jo Ann was born in Upland on August 16, 1934. She was raised in Ontario and graduated from Chaffey High School in 1952. She married William Toothaker in July 1953, and had three sons, Craig, Steven, and Roger.

“She was a loving mother that provided unwavering support for the activities of her sons,” her family shared. “She was kind to all she met and helped many people through difficult times.”

Not only was she a homemaker, but she also worked as an office manager and chair-side assistant for her late husband, Dr. William Toothaker, who was a Pomona dentist for 40 years.

She loved to garden at her home, planting many and various flowers that brought bring spring and summertime colors she so enjoyed. She and William enjoyed socializing with friends and attending live theater and Dixieland jazz festivals.

She was preceded in death by her husband William, in August 2020, and son Craig.

She is survived by her sons, Steven and Roger; granddaughters, Sarah and Justine; and great-grandson, Luca.

A celebration of life service will be held for both Jo Ann and Dr. William Toothaker at 10 a.m. Friday, April 14 at Todd Memorial Chapel, 570 N. Garey Ave., Pomona 91767.


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