PRESQUE ISLE – Joan H. McGowan, 83, of Presque Isle, died Dec. 31, 2006, at Aroostook Medical Center. She was born Oct. 25, 1923, in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of Marcus J. and Olga (Balog) Hayden. Joan was educated in Port Chester, N.Y., public schools and studied at St. Vincent’s Hospital School of Nursing, New York. She served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during World War II. Joan was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Robert F. McGowan; and a brother, Marcus J. Hayden. She is survived by her daughters, Margaret McGowan of Chino Valley, Ariz., and Jeanie McGowan of Easton; four grandchildren, several great-grandchildren. At her request, there will be no services. Those who wish may make donations in Joan’s memory to The Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library, 39 Second St., Presque Isle, ME 04769.