Joann E. Gill from Edmond, Oklahoma passed away in the morning of Aug. 5, 2020 after her 12 year battle with Huntington’s Disease. She was 74.
Joann was born Sept. 13, 1945 in Snohomish, Washington to John and Barbara Killien. She graduated from Lewis & Clark HS in Spokane in 1963 and attended Washington State University in 1964. In 1965 out of College, working for a bank she met Tom Gill on a blind date together with her roommate and date (Tom’s buddy). They were married July 30, 1966 and just celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary.
After the birth of their two sons, Joann and Tom relocated to Tempe, Arizona where they would live for the next 33 years. Tom was a Manufacturer Representative in the toy industry and Joann began working at the Tempe Elementary School District where she worked in various roles until her retirement in 1998. After Joann retired, she and Tom moved to Edmond, Oklahoma to join Jeff and Cindy’s family. She was a devoted mother and wife and never missed any of her kids many sporting events. Joann held the family together and always kept a well stocked supply of Kool Aid and snacks for her boys. She was a avid collector of teddy bears.
She is survived by her Husband Tom, sons Jeff (OK) and Jim (CA), her daughter-in-laws Cindy and Taylor, grandkids Zach, Ashley, Jaxon, Ryder & Kennedy. Her brother Pat (WA) also survives her.
A celebration of life ceremony will be held at New Covenant UMC in Edmond, OK at 1pm on Saturday Sept 12th.