Joanne Genice Eldsley (1955 - 2018)

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Joanne Genice Endsley, lost a short but gallant battle with cancer on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Tualatian, Oregon.

Joanne was born in Corcoran, California on Jan. 31, 1955. She grew up and spent 50 years in Sterling and Soldotna, graduated from Kenai Central High, and raised her two children, Alycia and Michael, in Soldotna. Her children meant everything to her and she enjoyed being with one or both of them in Texas and then Oregon during the last 10 years of her life. Joanne's last greatest joy was the arrival of her granddaughter, Michael's daughter, Kamdyn. She was so happy to spend quality time with her family just weeks before she unexpectedly fell ill. Her departure has left a hollowness in our lives and hearts.


"Do I always say I'm wrong when I am?
I don't, but I think it.
Do I always say 'Thank You,' when I feel it?
I don't, but I think it.
Do I tell you all the things I learn from you?
I don't, but I think it.
Do I always let you know how much you help me?
I don't, but I think it.
Have I let you know that the room brightens when you enter it?
I don't, but I think it.
How my world has been made a better place because you're in it?
I don't, but I think it.
Do I always tell you that you're a special gift from GOD?
I don't, but I always think it."
- Written by JE

We carry your heart within our hearts, forever.

Joanne was predeceased by her parents: John H. Endsley, Geneva C. Stone (Endsley), and stepfather Ed Stone.

She is survived by her stepmother Jody Endsley of Arkansas, three brothers who live in Soldotna: Gregory and Dona, Anthony and Susie, and Michael and Marilyn; her children, Alycia Humecky of Oregon and Michael Humecky of Texas; granddaughter Kamdyn Humecky; and many nephews and nieces.

Joanne asked that donations be made in her name to The LeeShore Center, 325 S Spruce Street, Kenai, AK 99611.
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Feb. 11, 2018