Joan Rosella Thomas, age 76, passed away on April 11th, 2014. Joan was born Sept. 4th, 1937, in Lake Stay Township, Minnesota, the daughter of Edward Lawrence Lutzwick and Lucille Marie Zgoda. She graduated from Ivanhoe High School in Ivanhoe, Minnesota. She grew up on a farm and learned hard work at an early age. She had worked at many positions from radio broadcaster to contract administrator throughout her career and was well traveled. In 2003, Joan married Ken Thomas and resided in Longmont where they enjoyed dancing, traveling, gardening and family gatherings. Joan raised 5 children from a previous marriage, Ken Rogge, Mary Hunter, Renae Hoar, Randy Rogge and Cliff Rogge whom she loved and was very proud of. She was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church and an active volunteer. Joan is survived by her husband Ken Thomas, her brother, Dennis Lutzwick, her sister, LaVonne Bouwman; children, Ken (Tammy) Rogge of Longmont, CO, Mary (Ken) Hunter of Lewisville, TX, Renae (Marty) Hoar of Loveland, CO, Randy Rogge of Denver, CO and Cliff (Carol) Rogge of Mead, CO; fourteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren as well as a number of other relatives and close friends. There will be a rosary on Thursday, April 17th at 6:00 p.m. at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and a Church Service at Light of Christ Catholic Church 1000 15th Ave. Longmont, CO, 80501 on Friday, April 18th at 10:00 a.m. Cremation entrusted to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Visit www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to share condolences.