Married name: Jo Anne de Longchamps
Born: January 7, 1923, Los Angeles, California
Died: November 13, 1983, Reno, Nevada
Joan Cutten changed her first name to Jo Anne when she married Galen Edward de Longchamps, January 21, 1941 in Pasadena, California, according to the Women’s Biographies of the University of Nevada. (However, according to the January 24, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal text below, she had already begun using the name Jo Anne at that point.) She was a poet and an artist and she taught at the University of Nevada. “Joanne de Longchamps was Nevada’s foremost poet of the 1960s and 1970s. She wrote seven books of poetry, two of which were illustrated with her own art work, and more than 300 uncollected poems.”
From the October 13, 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
THINGS WE COULDN’T DO WITHOUT: Joan Cutten – Her vocabulary.
From the January 24, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
ALUMNI: Sunday, January 19, a tea for Jo Anne Cutton, former alumna, was held at the home of Mrs. Bessire, director of Mar-Ken, in celebration of her coming marriage. The wedding will take place on February 27. / The shower was attended by more than thirty alumna. / Mrs. Pitts, instructor at Mar-Ken, graciously poured tea for the guests. / The table was gaily decorated with sweetpeas. – by Ginger Michael.
From the September 27, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
ALUMNI: JoAnne Cutten is at City College studying a Certificate Course.
From the November 8, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
ALUMNI: Jo Anne Cutten coming through with flying colors for Mar-Ken at L.A.C.C. where she is taking a certificate course.
Links to other resources about Jo Anne de Longchamps:
Biography and pictures at Nevada Women’s History Project: