Joan Bothast | 1933 – 2022

Joan Bothast began her 42 year residential realtor association with Coldwell Banker (San Marino) in 1975. Her production awards and involvement in the industry, including President of Pasadena Board of Realtors, Realtor of the Year, and so much more at the state and national level, was only exceeded by the respect, reverence and friendship that her colleagues and long held loyal clients afforded her, right up to, and past, her retirement in 2017.

Joan, along with her husband, were continuous, and widely respected, members of the First United Methodist Church of Pasadena from 1976 to 2022. They deeply loved the community and the many dear friends there, including the Questers, and all the committees and other contributions to which they were deeply devoted. The church was truly their spiritual home away from home.

She will be missed and her legacy lives on with many that she touched throughout her decades. A private burial alongside her beloved husband was held in November at San Gabriel Cemetery. A public Memorial Service at First United Methodist Church, main sanctuary, will be had on March 11, 2023 at 11AM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Pasadena Methodist Foundation (, or any local or national chapter of PEO (