Joanne J. Badeaux was born on November 21, 1917 in Glendive, Montana. She went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 16 , 2014.
The Engelhardt family moved to Houston, Tx. in 1930. Joanne was the third of five children. She attended Houston Public Schools, graduating in 1935, from Reagan High School.She attended a Fashion Design school upon graduation.
Joanne was a brilliant business woman in an era where women were meant to be seen and not heard! She was a walk-on for Billy Rose Chorus Line in Radio City Music Hall, New York. She was also a professional model and appeared in 5 movies. She loved to sew, own race horses, and attend dog shows. Joanne continued to seize opportunities by owning and operating a Montrose apartment complex. She became an apartment and home builder all over the city of Houston, including the neighborhood and the home she lived in.
At an early age, Joanne felt a need to be in the Lord's house on Sunday. She tried many congregations before becoming a family member at Sugar Grove, Church Of Christ. It was at Sugar Grove, that Joanne met Evelyn Boone and her family and they started a fabulous friendship. They had many wonderful and fun times together. Joanne's family is very thankful for Evelyn and her family for the consistent love and care they have given her over the years.
Joanne loved her church and the friends she had there. She enjoyed many activities with her church life group. The Red Hat club was another "party" atmosphere that drew Joanne into its midst. Everyone who knew her, knew that she loved to be the center of attention, and the "life" of the party!
Loving memories will be cherished by many, including her sister-in-law, May Engelhardt of Houston, her very best friend Evelyn Boone, of Sugarland, a friend Sue Lohse, of Dallas, nieces; Charlotte Read and her husband, Lance, and Judy Sprayberry and her husband Jack (missionaries in South Africa), nephews; Ched Engelhardt and his wife Debbie of Beaumont, Raymond Engelhardt and his wife Peggy of Kingwood, Henry Engelhardt and his wife De Alva of Magnolia and many other relatives and friends. Joanne was preceded in Death by both parents, three brothers and one baby sister.
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate any gifts be given to Sugar Grove Church of Christ, designated for missions or the Sugar Grove Christian School.