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Joann Hiers Alter
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Obituary for Joann Hiers Alter

JoAnn Hiers Alter, 61, died September 13, 2017, peacefully, at home in Fort Pierce, Florida, with her daughter Melody, husband Jeff, best friend Corrine Busias, and friend Janis Molle nearby.

She was born to Joan M. and George P. Hiers at the Military Base Hospital, in Ft. Monmouth, NJ, on December 12, 1955, living all of her adult life in Florida. She was employed as a Registered Nurse at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center for many years until, sadly, being sent home on medical leave.

She loved life, family, friends, helping patients, making people smile, Disney World, and the beach. She consciously battled her disease process until five days before passing when she repeated that death was a part of life's "journey" and she was ready, if this part of her journey was coming to an end.

She is survived by her daughter Melody Alter, stepson Louis Alter, brother G. Paul Hiers (Gina), sister Debra Zacher (Don), nieces Maggie Temple (Andy), and Chelsea Hiers, nephews Matthew, Zachary and Jeremy Hiers, great nephews Benjamin and Jack Temple, and beloved husband Jeffrey Alter. She cared deeply for her many in-laws and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Joan M. Hiers in 1998, Brother Richard Hiers in 2010 and her father George P. Hiers in 2015.

JoAnn would say

"Don't grieve for me."

A limb has fallen from our family tree,

She says, please, please, don't grieve for me.

Just remember our best times, the laughter, the song,

And most of all the good life I lived, while I was strong.

Be happy you knew me,

Not sad that I'm gone.

'Till we meet again;

A casual Celebration of Life and interment will be at White City Cemetery, Fort Pierce, November 3rd at 3:00 pm.

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3:00 PM
White City Cemetery

3800 Sunrise Blvd


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