Joan McCue Jenny died August 2, 2018 at the Fort Lauderdale home of her daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Ray Parker.
Born in Miami, Florida on January 8, 1926 to Regina and Charles Hughes. Their home in Miami was one of the few houses to withstand the deadly hurricane of 1926.
As a young child, Joan was moved to Queens, New York to be closer to her parent’s family following the illness and death of her father.
A few years later, her mother married Charles E. King, a Representative of the Territory of Hawaii and prolific song writer of Royal Hawaiian music. Mr. King adopted Joan as his daughter and only child.
Joan was an avid skater throughout her teens and young adult years, which led to her profession as a figure skater and she performed in many ice shows in New York City.
In January of 1950 Joan married Ramon McCue. The couple raised their four children in New York and New Jersey until their divorce.
Joan, along with her four children returned to south Florida in 1963. Eventually Joan married the artist, Bob Jenny.
In 1987 Joan acquired her parent’s Hawaiian music business, The Charles E. King Music and Publishing Company. She managed the copyrights of her father’s Royal Hawaiian music and melodies. Songs such as The Hawaiian Wedding Song (Ke Kali Nei Au), King’s Serenade (Imi Au la Oe), Song of the Islands (Na Lei O Hawaii) are just a few of the hundreds of authentic Royal Hawaiian songs her father composed and Joan continued to publish.
Joan enjoyed long walks, all things Irish, the beauty of Hawaiian language through dance, shopping with her daughters, lunch dates with family and friends. Those close to Joan would often hear her say “God bless us and save us, said Mrs. O’Davis” as well as her warm farewell saying to those she loved “Aloha Nui Loa” and will be associated with loving memories of Joan. Her greatest passion was time spent with her children and devotion to her family.
Joan is survived by her four children: Joan Eileen McCue ‘Brown’ (Mike), Cheryl McCue Parker (Ray), Kyle Elizabeth McCue, William Craig McCue (Lisa), ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 7th., from 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m., at the Baird Case Jordan Fannin Funeral Home, 4343 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 8th., at 10:30 a.m., at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4595 Bayview Dr., Fort Lauderdale, FL, Entombment to follow at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Mausoleum, N. Lauderdale, FL.