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Joanne Margareta Roddis

Joanne Roddis went home to her Lord Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. She was at home surrounded by her family. Joanne was born in Minneapolis, MN and spent her early years in Connecticut, Iowa, and San Diego, CA.

She attended La Jolla High School and San Diego State Univ. In 1953, she married her great love, Richard S.L. Roddis. After raising a family of five, she completed her BA in Special Education and Art in 1984, graduating the same spring her youngest child graduated from high school. Joanne was active and held office in PEO, The Women's University Club, Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, and a downtown bible study group of which she was the sole female member. She carried on her life long love of travel both alone and with her children and friends. Joanne is survived by her five children, their spouses and children:

Kathy Meyer (Paul, Gretchen, Heather, Silas, Sierra), Linda Roddis (Marian McCann, Sarah Levinson), Vickie Hoefer, (Kirk, David, Terry), Margaret Rumpeltes (Tom, Joe, Luc), Richard L.M. Roddis (Julie, Lauren, Ryan). She is also survived by her sister, Sharon Bacaycay and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Joanne's life will be held on her eightieth birthday, Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Bellevue WA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Cross of Christ Garden of Remembrance Fund, the Marian Gallagher Library Fund at the University of Washington Law School, or Chapter IC PEO Educational Loan Fund.
Published in The Seattle Times from Sept. 18 to Sept. 20, 2013
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