In Memory

Joanne Ehat

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07/08/09 11:38 PM #1    

Janice Jansoone (Bury)

Joanne and I were friends at Fairfax Elementary School and lived only a few houses away from each other. She was a great friend and we had so much fun. I lost contact with her after we graduated. I met her again many years later at a birthday party for Rosalie Kelley, Joanne's Foster Mother. Rosalie's daughter Pam was kind enough to contact Joanne's sister and I received the following information about Joanne.

Joanne died in July 2000, leaving behind her two sons, John and Matthew. Matthew and his wife Denice have two sons who are softball maniacs! Joanne's husband Chuck always enjoys playing scrabble with his two grandsons, and was always so supportive to Joanne in her difficult years at the end of her life. Joanne was a talented artist, especially in photography. Some of her work was on display at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and for years she volunteered at the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco in the Conservation Department. She is deeply missed.

Janice Jansoone Bury

11/05/09 05:48 PM #2    

Nancy Appel (Briemle)

Joanne and I met at Marin Catholic and became the best friends. She went quite often up to the mountains with my family. We both went on to San Francisco State together but didn't stay as close friends as high school. She was a more serious student. I was always impressed that she took a 5 unit zoology class and a 5 unit botany class the same semester and got A's in both. She was also invited to be in a creative writing class. She was so gifted.
We were both in each other's wedding as bridesmaids.
We didn't stay in contact so much in the years since college. We did get together a few times in the years before she died. I was really shocked in hearing about her death and miss getting to visit with her.
Buza, Joanne
Nancy Appel Briemle

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