‘Fill in the blanks!” Joanne would say. She was always encouraging the people around her to use their minds. She was an avid crossword puzzler and somewhat of a life coach to her friends and family. As her soul sister Janet would say “She was never pushy and she loved the process.” This wasn’t just for the New York Times crossword puzzles, but for everything that she did in life.
Through a consistent combination of an effortless grace and dedication to excel at everything she tried, Joanne was a force to be reckoned with. “When she did anything, she did it all the way.” says Janet. Whether she was working as chef at The Pink Door, sculpting in an art studio, or owning and operating the High Spot Cafe with her partner Mike Walker, Joanne excelled. She didn’t subscribe to a label. She was a renaissance woman, she could do practically anything she put her mind to. She taught others around her to live with care and passion.
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