My aunt Joan and I shared so many of the same passions - family, art, gardening and a love of animals to name a few. I have such fond memories of our wonderful conversations and visits over the years. Joan had a great sense of humor and loved to have fun! She was a warm and compassionate person gifted in so many ways. Her artistic talents were apparent to all who visited her lovely home. She was extremely creative with her works of art surrounding her. She could do it all - drawing, painting, sculpting, sewing, cooking, gardening. As a child growing up I found my interests leaning towards the arts - I wanted to be like Aunt Joan. She provided a great role model and inspiration for my life as an artist. Thank you Joan! I love you and will miss you terribly, but I know you are rejoicing with loved ones in Heaven and probably creating beautiful works of art!