Joanne Henry |

Joanne Henry

Joanne Henry

Joanne Henry, 58, passed away at Swedish Medical Center, in Denver, on Friday, July 8, 2005. She passed away peacefully with family at her side.

Joanne is survived by her husband, Patrick Henry, of Carbondale; her son, Greg Henry, of Lakewood; her daughter, Allison Brenzikofer and son-in-law Chad Brenzikofer, of Littleton; her sister, Eloise “Dolly” Nekrosius. of LaSalle, Ill.; her father, Thomas V. Ciesielski, of LaSalle, Ill.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joanne was also expecting her first grandchild in September.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lucille Ciesielski.

Joanne was born on Nov. 14, 1946, in LaSalle, Ill., and was a graduate of LaSalle-Peru High School.

She held a bachelor’s degree in Business Education from Northern Illinois University and a master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Colorado.

Over the years, Joanne enjoyed hiking with family and friends, quilting with the Quilter’s Guild of Glenwood Springs, skiing with her husband Pat and reading.

As a teacher for 22 years, Joanne inspired children throughout the Roaring Fork Valley to learn and be true to themselves. Recently, in 2003, Joanne retired from teaching at the Aspen Community School in Woody Creek.

A visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday, July 11, at Farnum-Holt Funeral Home in Glenwood Springs. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, at the Church of Carbondale.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Aspen Community School in Joanne’s name.

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