Joan Agundez, NAU graduate student

Joan Agundez

Joan L. (Robertson) Agundez, graduate student in the College of Education, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Flagstaff. She was 63.

After earning two associate’s degrees from Yavapai College, Ms. Agundez enrolled at NAU, where she earned a bachelor’s degree and was working toward a master’s degree in special education.

Ms. Agundez was born March 19, 1948, in Phoenix to Mary Ruth (Wade) and Harold E. Robertson. She graduated from West High School in Phoenix.

Ms. Agundez’s interests included photography, art, and natural and organic foods. She was a homemaker, an art tutor, and a member of “English Lace,” the first all-girl band to play in Las Vegas in the 1960s.

Ms. Agundez was preceded in death by her brother Richard Wade Robertson. She is survived by her son Banner (Cara) and daughter Valentino of Los Angeles, Calif.; sister Lori (Leon) Steward of Scottsdale, Ariz.; mother Mary Ruth Ledbetter of Clarkdale, Ariz.; father Harold (Marlene) Robertson of Brighton, Mo.; and six grandchildren.

No public services are planned. An online guestbook at Westcott Funeral Home ‘swebsite.