Hvozdovic, Joan Fulmer
After a gallant fight, Joan Louise Fulmer Hvozdovic slipped peacefully away in Blacksburg, Virginia on October 23, 2021; surrounded by her loving family and devoted fur companion, Hokie.
Born in 1944 as the daughter of an Army officer, Joan was raised around the world. She attended Radford College where she met the love of her life, Michael Hvozdovic. She graduated in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education, life-long friends, and an engagement.
As a devoted mother of three and a military wife, she embraced the challenges of many Air Force moves with Mike. Her passion for shopping took her into English antique shops, Native American finds in Arizona, Disney collectibles in California, and shell décor in Florida. Her bulging bags of treasures were matched only by her generosity to share her purchases with family and friends.
Returning to where it all began, Joan lovingly opened the “Hokies Hotel”, reuniting Mike’s teammates in their home for ball game weekends. She thrived on tailgates and decking everyone in orange and maroon infecting all with the Hokie spirit.
Joan is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years Mike, and her parents, John and Helen Fulmer. She is survived by her three daughters, Michelle (husband Jeff), Kristine (husband Andrew), and Jennifer, including grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as her brother Robert and his wife Eleanor and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Carilion Hospice Foundation (https://carilionfoundation.org/hospice).