Joan M. Gillett

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Joan Moore Gillett was called home on August 27, 2011 to be with her Lord and Savior. Left behind to cherish her memory is her loving husband, Mage, of 67 years. Joan was born on September 18, 1922 in Marshfield, Missouri to Jess and Clara Moore.

Joan was a true beauty inward and outward. She grew up in Springfield, Missouri and graduated from Drury College with a degree in home economics. During her years at Drury she was crowned homecoming queen. In 1944 she married the love of her life after he returned from being MIA for almost a year.

They lived in several locations before settling in April Sound in 1987. She enjoyed traveling, playing bridge, volunteering at the hospital, sewing, Bible Study Fellowship, gardening and spending time with her family. Over a period of many years she invested her life in nurturing others by leading Cub Scouts and Blue Birds. Joan was actively involved in her children's lives serving as room mother, member of various booster clubs and being president of the PTA. She served fervently in women's ministries at University Christian Church in Fort Worth before becoming an active member at First Baptist Church in Conroe where she was a member of the Encouragers' Class.

Her greatest joy was watching her grandchildren mature into successful adults. She consider herself blessed at the birth of seven great grandchildren. She will be sorely missed by all those who loved her. She is survived by husband, Major Roland Gillett, son Mike Gillett and wife Sandy and their daughters, Kelley and husband Carl Loredo and Amy Gillett all of Plano, Texas. Joan is also survived by daughter, Carol, and husband Howard Crockett of Conroe, and their children, daughter Jennifer and husband Jamison Smith of Houston, grandson Jon Crockett and wife Robin of Bristow, Virginia, and grandson Justin Crockett of Houston. She is also survived by seven great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, August 29 at Metcalf Funeral Home and a celebration of life service will be at First Baptist Church Conroe on Tuesday, August 30 at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Garden Park Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the caregivers; Candice Cannon, Margie Carter, Evie Fulton, Cheryl Lavergne, Deneicia Price, Cindy Tatum and Lighthouse Hospice for their loving devotion during Joan's illness. Special thanks also to Dr. Howard Crockett and Dr. Gary Sharpless for their dedication.

Donations in memory of Joan can be made to Montgomery County Food Bank of First Baptist Church Conroe.


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Published on yourconroenews.com from Oct. 4 to Oct. 17, 2011