|Birth: ||Oct. 16, 1947|
|Death: ||Nov. 25, 2004|
Graveside services for Jo Ann Lovelace Ausenbaugh, 57, will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at the Abernathy Cemetery under the direction of Abell Funeral Home of Abernathy.
She was born Oct.16, 1947 in Lubbock to Joe and Lois Ann Lovelace.
She also is survived by her younger brothers, Gary and David, and a younger sister, Dorinda (DJ). Jo Ann graduated from Abernathy High School in 1966. She graduated from Texas Tech University in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.
Jo Ann taught in Maui, Hawaii for seven years and later taught in Denver, Colo. for 13 years. Jo Ann was a business partner with David and DJ in the "Las Palapas" restaurants in San Antonio. Jo Ann and Wendell Ausenbaugh met in January 1978 in Denver. They married Oct. 31, 1978 in Denver. As they celebrated each anniversary, they would remind each other, "Was it a trick or a treat?"
Jo Ann and Wendell have a son, David Lee, who is 23 years old. He is a senior at tending Colorado State University. Jo Ann was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in March 2001. She willingly and cheerfully took the second round of Chemo. treatments. She was a blessing to others throughout these treatments, as she encouraged, teased, and offered friendship to each patient.
Jo Ann continuously displayed faith, hope and optimism throughout the two-year, eight-month battle against cancer. She graciously walked each step of her illness with faith, trust in the Lord, and hope for the future. Her motto remained, "I am acceptance waiting for a miracle".
Joe Basil Lovelace (1925 - 1997)
Lois Ann Wooldridge Lovelace (1926 - 1994)
Plot: Section C
Created by: David Sifford
Record added: Jan 24, 2006
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