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Joanne (Oneal) Sauter

May 29, 1931 ~ May 23, 2020 (age 88)


Mrs. Joanne Sauter, age 88, passed away peacefully Saturday May 23, 2020, at her residence in Ellensburg, WA.

Born May 29, 1931 as Joanne Oneal of Husum, WA. She was the daughter of   T.R. Oneal and Blanche Margaret Oneal; sister to Clyde Oneal, Shirley Nelson, Louise Paulsen and Billy Brown. Joanne was preceded in death by her  husband, Franklin M. Sauter in 1986. She and Frank were parents of three daughters: Gwen Brickell of Westimster, CO (1952-2006.), Jeanne Christensen of Ellensburg, WA and Karen Roseberry of Durango, CO.

Joanne is survived by her daughters Jeanne and Karen; son-in-laws Lloyd Christensen, Gary Roseberry, and Chuck Brickell; five grandchildren Brandon Christensen, Jeremy Christensen, Jaela Peters, Jesse Roseberry, and Katie Jo Roseberry; eight great grandchildren; and her two sisters. She also leaves many beloved family members and friends who will sadly miss her.

Joanne was a longtime employee of the Boeing Company, a caregiver and nanny, but her favorite job was simply being a Grandmother. She fancied her square dancing, cooking, gardening, Jim Reeves & Patsy Cline, but will always be remembered for being a gracious hostess, and an amazing G’ma, to all who entered her home. 

A Garden Party to celebrate her life will be held August 1,2020 at her residence in Ellensburg.

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