Jim & kids,
I am so saddened to learn of your recent loss of Joanne! I have been gone from Midland since 1992, but I fondly remember the fun 'adobe' summer parties at your home in MaMar. Joanne was a very classy lady and great hostess.....she had exquisite taste and was always very kind and hospitable to everyone. I am sorry that I am belated in sending my condolences to you.
Janet Foster Russell
Debbie and Jim,
I loved going to the shop and just looking at all the wonderful things Joanne had at her
store and I bought a lot!. Joanne always had time to stop and talk with me so did Debbie I will miss Joanne very much she was so kind and loving with me. Joanne
I will miss hearing your voice when I call. Joanne I will always remember you
and will never forget you so,so sweet. With all my love to Joanne,Jim and of course wonderful Debbie with all my Love and regret
To my Uncle James, Debbie, and Theodore,
I want to express our deep love for a great lady; our Aunt Joanne. I have wonderful memories of when you would all come out to visit us, when we lived in Long Beach and Phoenix. As I've read what others have been saying, I can only add that she was indeed, a very gracious woman, full of warmth and love for others. As a young boy, I remember how she affirmed me in life, and encouraged me to pursue my dreams.
Oh man.....when I think of Uncle James and Aunt Joanne, some of the best memories of my childhood come to mind. My life was so much better because of them, and I'm so very aware that she really did add 'class' to the Gentry Clan when she said yes to marrying my father's younger brother.
I've been wishing we could have been there to honor her, and to express our condolences to you all. I am thankful that my sister, Angel, has helped me with some of the information about her departure. And I do believe that heaven is just a little bit sweeter, since her arrival.
May God bring His comfort to you, and comfort to all those that will surely miss her.
Love from Steve and Ginger
What a loss to all of the family and Midland community. Joanne was one of the finest ladies I have ever known. She will be terribly missed. I hope that Jim and Debbie will continue the tradition of her lovely gift shop. Thoughts and prayers to all.
Family of Mrs. Gentry-
I was so saddened to learn of the death of Joanne. She was such a fine and classy lady. She was so pleasant regardless if I saw her in our office, at church or in her store. Everyone I know had such a high opinion of her. Please know your family will be in my prayers.