Joanne Gayle Hodsdon was born on August 13th 1946 in San Diego, California. As a teenager Joanne discovered she had a fierce love for God that helped guide her on an amazing life journey. In 1966 Joanne was joined by her love Jack Winthrop, on her journey as husband and wife.
Joanne was a lifelong entrepreneur and a savvy sales woman. Her negotiating skills came in handy while convincing her husband to move 24 different times with six children in tow, always chasing beauty and searching for the next adventure. Among the several places they settled were Eugene Oregon, Anchorage Alaska, Whidbey Island Washington, and finally landing in the Estacada area in 1996.
Joanne loved life and everything in it, and was always saying that everything was “the best she ever had”, whether it be her current meal or latest hairstyle.
Her love was contagious and still lives on through her husband Jack Winthrop of 52 years, their six children Sheridan Coleman (Todd) Trey Winthrop (Jamie) Jordan Winthrop (Elise) Brittan Winthrop (Ed) Canaan Winthrop (Victoria) Eastan Schultze (Eric) and nine grandchildren. Please join us in celebrating this beautiful woman, while we place her life in God’s eternal care.