Joanne was born September 6th 1930 and passed away November 22nd 2019.
She was born and lived her entire life in Klamath Falls. Joanne was the Drum Majorette for Klamath Union High School’s marching band in high school. In 1951 she married Myrus (Gus) Gestvang who preceded her in death after 66 years of marriage. She was an active member of Beta Sigma Phi for over 65 years. Joanne was also active in the Merrill Moose Lodge Woman’s Drum Corp which was a fixture in local parades for many years. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother, active in local card clubs and worked for many years at Suburban Finance. She and Gus raised two Sons and enjoyed camping, traveling, gardening and spending time with family and friends. She loved to entertain and was a great cook and hostess. Her home was welcoming and full of love. She and Gus were wonderful grandparents and were always there for their granddaughters and all of their activities. Joanne loved dogs as Gus did. Her’s was a life well lived and she will be greatly missed.
Survivors include her Sons, Greg and Scott; Daughter in Law, Darlene; Granddaughters, Erica Wilde, Heidi DeMatteis, and Kirstin Price; and Great-Grandchildren, Olivia and Hudson Wilde, Michael and Annalise DeMatteis and Andromeda Price. She was preceded in death by her Granddaughter Alicia Gestvang in 1994.
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