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Jo Ann Guilliams


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Jo Ann Guilliams Obituary
JO ANN GUILLIAMS Jo Ann Guilliams was born Oct. 30, 1943, to Eleanor and Jack Marklein in Port Huron, Michigan, and went home to the Lord on Dec. 19, 2014. She married John Markley in 1960 and with him, she had two children; Jeanne and Jay. In 1969, Jo Ann re-married to Ron Guilliams and they had a son, Joshua. Along with raising Joshua, Jo Ann also helped in raising Ron's daughter, Lisa, as her own. She was an award-winning Professional Artist for over 50 years, primarily focusing on Native American themed portraits. In addition, she love to paint her children and grandchildren. She said, "My art is a gift from God. I'm only thankful I can share it with others. I strive to move people with my Art." At one point in her life, Jo was the nanny for the daughter of former Newscaster Jerry Dumphy and his wife. She enjoyed her time with the Dumphys, and then moved on to working as an aide to disabled students. Her lifelong passions were family, music, and art. JoAnn's Faith in God has always been her most important legacy. Jo Ann moved to Joshua Tree in 2002 to be near her mother, children and grandchildren. She is survived by her mother, Eleanor Goslyn, daughters Jeanne (Juan) Anguiano and Lisa (Flip) Richards, sons Jay (Teri) Markley and Joshua (Cori) Guilliams, grandchildren Justin Markley, Jenna Markley, Joshua Guilliams, Talon (Allison) Hart, Jonathan Markley, Kristy Guilliams, Jordan Markley and Steven Guilliams, great-granddaughter Estrella Markley. Brothers Jack Marklein, Jeff Marklein and Bob Goslyn Jr. and sisters Sandy, Pat. She is also survived by former husband Ron (Sheri) Guilliams Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Joshua Tree Memorial Park "Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10. We will miss your contagious smile, infectious laughter and all-encompassing generosity and compassion. Her body is free, she is home, and we look forward to when we will see her again in eternity, with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We love you to the moon and back.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Dec. 27, 2014
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