I remember Mrs. Roe as the mom of Deb, a good friend of mine in my early years. Joan was always kind (even to teenage girls) and was truly a GREAT listener. I loved visiting the Roe home...it was a great mixture of intellectual chatter, a certain earthiness, much creativity, respect, and family warmth. Joan raised all independent, kind, and accepting children. My condolences. Molly (Thompson) Robinson.