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Joan Estelle TRETTON Obituary
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February 23, 2017

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February 23, 2017

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December 14, 2016
Joan was a dear friend. I met her when we both became teachers at Seven Oaks. Her dedication to her students is what attracted me to her. She chose art projects that were relevant to the curriculum and of high interest to the students. Most of her choices were time intensive in preparation, completion and cleanup. This was irrelevant to her. I always noticed her display of children's work. It was always tastefully displayed often with frames she made around each piece. I would often see her on a ladder after school taping up wall displays of children's work or arranging work on shelves. She was sure that each child was represented and that displays were current. I would come to pick up my class about five minutes early each art day (once a week) as I loved to see my children in this setting. Joan was always helping, guiding, encouraging. I often thought, that I would have loved to have had her for an art teacher and how fortunate my students were. These qualities were what drew me to Joan. After becoming close friends, I realized many of her other qualities. Her knowledge of art, history, and other subjects that she would discuss humbly. One summer my mother visited and the three of us went to the Baltimore Museum of Art where they had a traveling exhibit of quilts. (My mom was a quilter.) We saw the display and other parts of the permanent exhibits. My mom often talked about how glad she was that I had asked Joan to come along as she was impressed with her kindness and ability to explain interesting facts about what she knew. Whenever she shared ideas it was with humble enthusiasm. I truly valued my friendship with this wonderful lady. We will never know how many people's lives she touched with her hard work, intelligence and kindness. I treasure having known her.
December 14, 2016
Joan was a dear friend. I met her when we both became teachers at Seven Oaks. Her dedication to her students is what attracted me to her. She chose art projects that were relevant to the curriculum and of high interest to the students. Most of her choices were time intensive in preparation, completion and cleanup. This was irrelevant to her. I always noticed her display of children's work. It was always tastefully displayed often with frames she made around each piece. I would often see her on a ladder after school taping up wall displays of children's work or arranging work on shelves. She was sure that each child was represented and that displays were current. I would come to pick up my class about five minutes early each art day (once a week) as I loved to see my children in this setting. Joan was always helping, guiding, encouraging. I often thought, that I would have loved to have had her for an art teacher and how fortunate my students were. These qualities were what drew me to Joan. After becoming close friends, I realized many of her other qualities. Her knowledge of art, history, and other subjects that she would discuss humbly. One summer my mother visited and the three of us went to the Baltimore Museum of Art where they had a traveling exhibit of quilts. (My mom was a quilter.) We saw the display and other parts of the permanent exhibits. My mom often talked about how glad she was that I had asked Joan to come along as she was impressed with her kindness and ability to explain interesting facts about what she knew. Whenever she shared ideas it was with humble enthusiasm. I truly valued my friendship with this wonderful lady. We will never know how many people's lives she touched with her hard work, intelligence and kindness. I treasure having know her.
December 13, 2016
Joan we will remember you fondly. You always made us smile. May God rest your soul until we met again.
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