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JoAnn Barbara (Becker) Tracy
Aug 1, 1939 – April 26, 2019
JoAnn Barbara Tracy, 79, of Gladstone, Oregon passed away from complications of pneumonia and acute myeloid leukemia. JoAnn was surrounded by her family until she took her last breath, and passed away peacefully. She leaves her husband of 60 years, Bill Tracy; sons, Patrick, Peter, Daniel; and daughter Janet Webster. Of equal importance is her three daughter’s in law: Robin, Tammy and Val Tracy; and her son in law: Casey Webster. She took immense pride in her eight grandchildren: Bill, Amber, Ryan, Victoria, Amanda, Shelby Tracy; and Trace and Riley Webster. And a true delight: her five great grandchildren: Blake, Tanner, Amber, Eloise and Ryan Paul Tracy.
JoAnn lived her life with friendship and love. She never met a stranger. She made sure her home was a “home” to her children and their friends; and it was always filled with laughter and a good time. She was a stay at home mom to her four children, and then she spent a considerable amount of years helping her husband and sons own and operate Cooke’s Brake Service in SE Portland. It was after her children were grown that JoAnn allowed herself to travel with friends (all while Bill stayed home at work – someone had to pay!). She went on several cross country driving vacations; several cruises to Mexico, Panama, Alaska; toured the East Coast, and crossed Ireland off her bucket list of places to see. Her body gave out, before her love of adventure did.
To know JoAnn, it is clear she loved her family. They came first. Not only was she the glue that held us together, she did it all with a sense of humor. Laughter was never in short supply when you were with her. Whether you called her friend, mom, mama, gran, grannie, GG-Ma, Jo, JoJo, Joanie, or Doll – it was no matter – it was all the same. She was ours. There will never be another like her.
JoAnn will be laid to rest on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Memorial Service, 12 p.m. at St. Stephens Lutheran Church in Gladstone. Internment, 3 p.m. at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Celebration of Life, 5-8 p.m. at the Monarch Hotel.