AUBURN — Joanne E. Childs, 73, of Auburn, passed away on Nov. 12, at the Hospice House with her loving family by her side.

She was born in Portland, April 11, 1938, to parents, Willard and Beatrice K. (Hamner-Bonvie) Thayer.

Joanne enjoyed taking care of her beloved granddaughter, Jenna, nicknamed “Shoo-Shoo.” She worked at various shoe shops in the twin cities.

She is survived by a daughter, Katherine Childs and her beloved granddaughter, Jenna Nicole Fowler, both of Auburn; three sisters, Virginia Pfulb of Hollywood, Fla., Joyce Bonvie of Fort Myers, Fla., and Gloria Demers of Auburn; her nieces and nephews, Wanda and husband, John Lever, David Lever, Jennifer Lever and John Noyes, all of Auburn, and Linda Salk, Cheryl, and their families.

Joanne was predeceased by her parents, Willard F. and Beatrice K. Thayer; and her husband, Bernard Childs.

The family would like to extend their greatest thanks to Dr. Austin and the marvelous staff at the Hospice House, and to Chaplain Elaine Armstrong, you are a godsend. They would also like to thank her hospice caregivers, Denise and Kimmy at Clover Manor.

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