JoAnne Elizabeth Hill

joanne hill

September 29, 1943 ~ August 24, 2023

Born in: Pueblo, CO
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

JoAnne Elizabeth Hill, 79 of Pueblo, Colorado slipped quietly into eternal sleep when she answered the call of her Lord and Savior. Born September 29, 1943, to Edward Gross Bradshaw and Seretha Lawhorn Bradshaw, in Pueblo, JoAnne was the second child of six born to this union.

JoAnne was raised in Pueblo and attended Pueblo’s public schools.  She graduated from Centennial High School and attended nursing school for a while.  She met the love of her life, Euphrates Hill at a young age and married “Frate” not long after graduation, waiting for him as he did a stint in the Marines and then transferred to the army. To this union, two children were born Andrew Edward and Diann Joye.  JoAnne traveled the world with Frate and became a loving, supportive wife and superior mother. She learned many things in her travels and art was something she came to love.

JoAnne was a gifted quilter and artist with fabric, leather, and threads, she created some stunning art pieces that have become known throughout the United States.  She loved to read and learn new things, listen to gospel music, and the Lord, who was the utmost part of her life.  She enjoyed and took being a minister’s wife seriously and wanted to teach others the proper protocol and reverence of the church and the Lord. She loved going to church. JoAnne was an encourager and a caregiver. She encouraged many people in her lifetime, prompting them to do things they thought to be impossible. She was the neighborhood watch on her street and was a selfless woman of God. JoAnne loved her children and loved her family. Her family looked to her for advice and her strong ways and encouragement. JoAnne was funny always making her children and grandchildren laugh or smile over something she would say or do.

JoAnne is preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Seretha Bradshaw; her loving husband Euphrates Hill; her sister, Sandra Bradshaw; and brothers, Raymond and Jerry Bradshaw.

She leaves to cherish memories and continue on with earthly life her son, Andrew Hill of Pueblo, Colorado; daughter, Diann (Rodney) Simon of Warr Acres, Oklahoma; 2 grandchildren, Whitney Johnson of Denver, Colorado, and Nicholas (Faia) Wilson of Fort Worth, Texas; 5 great-grandchildren, Jason Davis, Andreah Johnson, Roby and Kyro Wilson and most recently Rubi Johnson; brother, Edward Bradshaw of Colorado Springs; sister, Rosetta (Ruben) Parks of Pueblo, Colorado; and numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends.

JoAnne will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but she will never be forgotten.

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  1. CandleImageJoanne was a dear friend—she cared!! Throughout the years, no matter the life circumstances, she always had good thoughts to share, a warm smile & a great sense of humor. I valued our times together & I treasure the memories.

  2. CandleImageThat wonderful smile and her enthusiasm for friends and life will always
    remind me of Joanne. She was a long time friend and a joy to know.
    Sandra (Quick) LeMasters

  3. JoAnne was the best neighbor Rosemount Museum could have ever asked for. She always had a watchful eye for the museum and the property. She was gracious and patient as the museum held event after event on the grounds, including Stomp On, which most know was a beast of an event. When I first came to Rosemount 21 years ago, JoAnne took me in and taught me about the neighborhood and gave me many words of advice that have helped me time and time again over the years. She was interesting to talk to and fun to be around. Seeing her walk the grounds of the museum is something that everyone at Rosemount will miss. We will always feel her presence here in the Old Northside Neighborhood.

  4. JoAnne was the most cheerful member of the Centennial Class of ’61! You couldn’t stay “down in the dumps” when you were in her presence, smiling and lighting up her beautiful face! It was treat to be in her company! I’m sure Euphrates welcomed her to Heaven and that she will be God’s smiling angel. We who are left on earth will look forward to her eventually welcoming us with that smile!

  5. Forever my dearest friend ❤️ will always be remembered with love and laughter, never a null moment nor regret . Knowing Joanne was a blessing in every area of our friendship 💛 I love you Joanne 😍 and I know your where you want to be 😕.

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