Joan Holden, 55, part-time Edwards resident
Joan Linda Holden, nee Entenok, age 55, entered into eternal life and peace on July 4.Dearest wife of Steve; beloved mother of Michael (Jessica Herrmann) and Ryan (Elizabeth); cherished sister of the late Michael, Janice Dahl (Joe Kantor) and Marilyn Entenok. Much loved sister-in-law of Sandy (Cynthia) Holden and Connie (Mark) Miller; beloved daughter of the late Michael and Stella, daughter-in-law of Stuart and Barbi Holden, dear aunt and great-aunt.Born in Cleveland, Ohio; resided in Deerfield, Ill., Hudson, Ohio, and Edwards, Colo.Joan was a truly special person with an incomparable love of life and people. Her infectious smile and sparkling personality were hard to resist and attracted a legion of lifelong friends. Joan chose to face the final weeks of her valiant struggle with her family and those dear friends at her side. Devoted to family, loving to friends, true to her Catholic faith, Joan’s spirit will always remain young, beautiful, and full of life and laughter to all who knew her.A dedication ceremony will be held in Joan’s memory on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 7 p.m. at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Memorials in Joan’s name are suggested to Midwest Palliative & Hospice Care Center, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL 60025-2050, or http://www.carecenter.org,or The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Ste 1400, New York, NY 10012, or http://www.ocrf.org.For funeral information please call Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home at 847-831-4260 or http://www.kelleyspaldingfuneralhome.com.
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