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Joan Catherine Anderson Danbury Wight
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Birth: Mar. 28, 1919
Gloucestershire, England
Death: Jul. 14, 1999

Wife of James Alfred Wight, known to much of the world as James Herriot. The character of Helen Alderson Wight was based on Joan.

Unlike Helen, the real Joan was not a farm girl. Her family moved to Thirsk from Gloucestershire when she was 8 years old. She was working as a secretary at a corn mill when she met her future husband.

She married James Alfred Wight November 5, 1941 at Thirsk, Yorkshire, England. Like wives of veterinarians throughout history, she often accompanied and assisted her husband in his work.

She and Alf had two children, Jim and Rosie. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  James Alfred Herriot (1916 - 1995)
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Near Thirsk, Yorkshire, England
 
Created by: A Marine's Daughter
Record added: Aug 31, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75788727
 


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 Added: Feb. 23, 2016

- Frank R. Adamski
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- Sojourner
 Added: Dec. 16, 2015
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