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Joan Beverly Mansfield Kroc
Birth: Aug. 27, 1928
Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Oct. 12, 2003
Rancho Santa Fe
San Diego County
California, USA

Humanitarian and World Peace Promoter. She was the billionaire widow of McDonald's Corporation founder Ray Kroc. She inherited the San Diego Padres after her husband died in 1984 and sold the baseball club in 1990. Her donations created Notre Dame's Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies in 1986 and the University of San Diego's Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice in 2001. She was also a major benefactor of the Carter Center of Emory University in Atlanta. She was a passionate champion of peace and justice with dedication to eliminating the threat of nuclear weapons and all forms of deadly violence. She contributed $90 million to the Salvation Army for a 12.5-acre arts and recreation center in east San Diego, California. The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, which has three swimming pools, an indoor ice rink, a library and a $15 million theater, was opened in June 2002. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Ray Kroc (1902 - 1984)*
 
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Cause of death: Cancer
 
Burial:
El Camino Memorial Park
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Oct 12, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7978945
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