JoAnn Mauger

February 25, 1943 - May 29, 2022 Coatesville, PA | Age 79 Loving Wife, Mother and Friend.

JoAnn Mauger (79) passed away on May 29, 2022. Born on February 25, 1943, JoAnn spent her youth in Phoenixville, PA. She then lived for many years in the Newtown Square/Broomall area before moving to Cochranville, PA. There, JoAnn and her husband, Bob, spent 35 years in their log cabin with their numerous horses, goats, cats, dogs, and a donkey named Milton Burro.

Following their retirement, JoAnn and Bob spent a year traveling the country in a fifth wheeler until finally settling down in Loveland, CO for 8 years. Deciding to return to the East Coast in 2018, they purchased a property in Coatesville, PA.

She was predeceased by her father and mother, Joseph G. and Anne M. McKeone (nee Quinlan) of Phoenixville, Pa., and her father-and mother-in-law, Ernest P. Mauger and Constance Mauger (nee Schafer) of Newtown Square, PA. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Robert E. Mauger and Turtle, the cat, of Coatesville, PA and her daughter, Jacqueline “Jacqui” Mauger of West Grove, PA., as well as several extended family members scattered throughout the country.

JoAnn was a life-long and avid animal lover. She started riding when she was 8 years old and spent many years fox hunting both with the Radnor Hunt and the Cochran Hunt Clubs. It was her love of horses that in 1988 led her to found the Large Animal Protection Society. She spent 21 years as a badged (in several counties) humane officer and served as the president for a total of 13 years. During her time with LAPS, more than 3500 cases of neglect and abuse were investigated, and many abused animals were ultimately rehabilitated and rehomed.

A private memorial will be held for the family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Large Animal Protection Society, P.O. Box 243, West Grove, PA 19390 (

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Arrangements by the Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove, West Grove, PA

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P.O. Box 243
West Grove, PA 19390
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Memorial Service

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  1. We are so sad to hear of JoAnn’s passing. She was always great to talk with, never at a loss for words, always with great stories. We admired her so much for all the good she did for all animal, especially the large, finding the abusers in their care. We will always remember her.

    Janet & Jack Taylor | June 27, 2022 at 5:00 PM
  2. Noble aspirations, to love and support the large animal community is no easy task, but she did it anyway. I first met her in 1989. I have adopted several horses through LAPS and each had lived well into their 30’s. It was an honor to know her and she will be missed.

    Lorna Slifer | June 7, 2022 at 7:35 PM
  3. Best agent LAPS ever had. Joanne cared about what she was doing. I remember when she started and when she left LAPS.
    I will miss her. We spent many hours on the phone in PA. and CO.

    Sarah Miles | June 7, 2022 at 11:23 AM
  4. I helped out at Laps years ago when Joanne was President. She was a no nonsense make it happen. That is why we always got along. Her tenacious attitude always put animals first: that alright in my book. A good lady and she will be missed by many.
    Signed, Lisa Commodari

    Lisa Commodari | June 5, 2022 at 9:43 PM
  5. My fearless friend,. I’ll always remember your smile and laughter no matter the circumstances. . A well behaved pet was ever at your side and your happiness on horseback could not be shaken despite a few spills.
    So many fun times we shared through the decades. Rest in peace dear friend.
    Joanie Richards

    Joan A Richards | June 4, 2022 at 9:03 AM
  6. We were deeply saddened to hear of Joanne’s passing. When Joanne was told she couldn’t do something, she did it anyway, thus founding LAPS in 1988. Her love of animals drove her determination to stop large farm animal abuse. LAPS will never forget her, and we proudly carry on her life’s work. We love you Joanne and will miss you very much.
    Pat Geiger, President, LAPS

    Pat Geiger | June 3, 2022 at 3:25 PM

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