Condolence: Even though our time together in Leslie was short, your sweet spirit and smile has a life long effect. The whole world could learn a lot from your love and spirit. When we were in your presence we were filled with your kindness, gentleness and peace.
Richard, I have such fond memories of our time together. Would love a personal visit. So sorry for your loss. Bill and Susan Seeger
Condolence: Joanne I first met you when I married Dicks brother over 40 years ago, it was such a joy to know someone that was such a wonderful loving person, you never said a bad word about anyone and you always found the best in everyone that you met. You were a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother and a true friend to many. You will be so missed.. Till we meet again in heaven.
Condolence: My heart hurts so badly knowing you will no longer grace this world with your presence, Joanne. You were such a kind and generous soul, always ready with wise advice, a caring word, or bit of humor to keep me going. You were an amazing friend and penpal to my Mum over all these years, pre-Arkansas, "during" Arkansas, and afterward, when we had moved back to MA. When you were all younger, you, Dick, and my parents enjoyed camping trips in the bus that was converted to a camper. You had a huge heart when it came to helping those in need; whether it was an animal in need of TLC, or a friend or neighbor who needed a pick-me-up. I always enjoyed visiting you and Dick when you lived in NH. You had goats, chickens, lots of cats, and a horse named Duke. You taught my mom a lot about healthy living and clean eating...oh and how to dip strawberries into sour cream and then brown sugar for a special treat. And how to make pizza dough from scratch. How to milk a goat and gather eggs...Looking back now Joanne, I would call you a "cool hippie chick" and I say that with utmost respect. Smart, funny, and talented...And your sense of humor...you never really told jokes that had obvious punchlines, but rather would tell stories that had ironic or unexpected outcomes and one had to be smart to pick up on your dry humor. A quiet, gentle, kind woman, indeed. You opened my eyes to the world of natural childbirth and breastfeeding...what a lifetime impact your wisdom had on me...even to helping me choose the career I did. I hope you are proud of me Joanne...I wouldn't have been so open to these things if it wasn't for your gentle, guiding hand. Thank you for the privilege of knowing you, learning from you, and having you as a friend. You will be missed...xoxo
Condolence: I enjoyed networking with you through facebook and through etsy. I very much loved your crafts and I will always cherish our conversations on future projects. You will always be in the hearts of those you loved and those who loved you. I won't ever forget you Joanne. R.I.P.
Condolence: Aunt Joey you were a beacon of light, support and love for our family all these years. You guided us all with your gentle wisdom and steady hand. You supported me in ways I could never have imagined all the way from Arkansas when my mom died and for that I will be eternally in gratitude. You stayed as my long distance companion all these years after she was gone. I hope and I pray that you see eachother in Heaven and have wonderful long hugs and chats. Your presence altered the course of several generations of our family for the better. As gentle and loving as your personality was you were also this fearless mountain woman who carved her own way on top of a mountain in Arkansas, building your own home with Uncle Dick, raising animals and killing poisonous snakes (when needed) all by yourself. I’ll never forget the stories you told me of going out to fight fires with your neighbors with a wet wool blanket. I always said that you were stronger at 70 then I ever have or ever will be (40+) years your junior. You were an amazing, amazing woman and I’m sure we will be telling stories about you for generations to come. Thank you for lighting the path for us. Thank you for being our guide post. Thank you for blessing me with more family to love in your husband and daughter and her family. It is because of who you are that they are so wonderful. Losing you is like losing another piece of my Mom because you both carried so much of eachother. I know I was so blessed to have either of you as long as I did. I hope to see you again some day. 💜😞