|Joanne Ruth Goudie, 81, of Galesburg, died at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, November 12, 2011 in the emergency room of Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
She was born March 17, 1930 in East St. Louis, Ill., the daughter of Walter and Cora Muller Buck. She married Harland J. Goudie on September 12, 1953 in East St. Louis.
She is survived by her husband, Harland; two daughters, Catherine (and Patrick) Howell of Chicago, Ill. and Leslie (and Stephen) Warner of Evanston, Ill.; two grandchildren, Kathleen and James Warner; a brother, Robert Buck of Fairview Heights, Ill.; two nieces, Laurie Pace and Anne Marvin of Missoula, Mont.; two nephews, Tom Buck of Washington, D.C. and Mark Wilson of Kalispell, Mont.; and a brother-in-law, Stuart Wilson of Kalispell, Mont. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Joanne was raised in Fairview Heights, Ill. and graduated from East St. Louis High School in 1948. She went on to attend Lindenwood College, earning her bachelor's degree in 1952. She earned her MFA in 1954 from the University of Iowa.
Moving to Galesburg in 1954, Joanne taught art at Churchill Junior High School for several years. She also taught painting at Monmouth College for one year. A founding faculty member of Carl Sandburg College, Joanne developed the art department there, serving as head of the department for 23 years, as well as humanities division chairperson. After retirement, she maintained a studio in her home. She spent the past five years restoring an 1880s farmhouse and property north of Galesburg.
Joanne was an active volunteer with the Galesburg Civic Art Center for more than 50 years. She created murals for the Galesburg Public Library, Carl Sandburg Educational Technology Center, and Muscatine, Iowa Power Administrative Building. She served on the board of Studios Midwest and was a member of the Association of Retired Teachers at Carl Sandburg College.
Cremation will be accorded. A memorial service will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2011 in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. James Ecklund will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Knox College Alumni Hall, Galesburg Civic Art Center or the Nature Conservancy. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.