Joanne F. DOUD, 83, of Galeton, PA, passed away Monday, December 27, 2021 in Coudersport following a lengthy illness.
Born August 19, 1938, in Whitesville, NY, she was the daughter of John and Lois Allen Francis. On February 13, 1960, in Middlebury Center, she married Richard L. “Dick” Doud, who predeceased her on August 1, 2010. In Galeton, they enjoyed their lives together and raised their family. Employed most of her life in various positions, her last place of employment was at the Galeton Drugstore. Joanne enjoyed baking, reading, crocheting, and especially spending time with her family. She loved them dearly.
Surviving are: two daughters, Jerri L. Popovich of Galeton and Lisa M. (Ron) Sanderson of Camp Hill, PA; a son, Kevin Doud of Coudersport; seven grandchildren, Paul Andrew Popovich, Jr., Kelsey Marie (Austin) Nace, Kevin Daniel Doud, Kyle Richard Doud, Colton Matthew Popovich, Kendall Lindsey Burton, and Ryen Josef Doud; two siblings, Mary Graff and John Francis; nieces and nephews. Also, her faithful protector and companion, Hoss. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Richard L. “Rick” Doud, Jr.; and a son-in-law, Paul A. Popovich, Sr.
Honoring her wishes, there will be no services. Memorials may be made to the Galeton Public Library.
Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.
Below is a poem Joanne left for her family to read.
"To Those I Love And Those Who Love Me"
When I am gone, release me, let me go,
I have so many things to see and do,
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears
Be thankful for our beautiful years.
I gave you my love and you can only guess,
How much you gave in happiness.
I thank you for the love each of you have shown
But now it's time I travel alone.
So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a time that we must part,
So bless the memories within your heart.
I won't be far way, for life goes on,
And if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can’t see or touch me, I'll be near,
And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear,
All my love around you soft and clear,
And then, when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with at smile
and say "Welcome Home."
Absent from the body; present with the Lord.
by Fawn Donaldson
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