To a very dear and loving Aunt I never got to know and wished with my all my heart I had. I heard very many good things about her and how she was able to come to Wyoming when she was just a child.
May the families and friends of Aunt Joan "Honey" be blessed during this time and may we all get to meeting her again some day in Heaven.
Blessings to All.
Sorry, never had to sign one of these before. Anyway, I want to say how sorry I am for the passing of your mother, aunt, sister and friend. I am sure she is rejoicing in heaven waiting for the rest of her family to get there. I am sorry for your loss, Donna. Donna was my classmate and friend at Shoshoni High School. I pray all is well with the family and just remember she is in a better place.
We will miss Joan so much. She was like a second mother to me. Joan was such a kind person. My family looked forward to visiting with Joan when we came to Wyoming. She loved everyone and everyone loved her. I will miss her wonderful smile and loving spirit. We would like to especially send our condolences to Charles, Albert, and Donna at the loss of their beloved mother. Also, we send condolences to her brother, sisters, and her nieces and nephews. May God be with you at this sad time. We wish with all our hearts we could be with you in celebration of her life. But we will do so in spirit. We love you all and ask God's blessings on you.
Love, The Herbst - John, Linda, Anne Marie, and John
Joan Herbst was a woman who should be a role model for generations of young families. I first met Joan after traveling to Grass Creek in a Willys Jeep with husband Bill Herbst in June of 1958. We had left Shoshoni at about three in the morning. When we arrived at the cabin on Grass Creek, Joan was feeding stacks of big pancakes to about six cowboys seated around the table. Small children were sitting as wide eyed as I at watching the pancakes disappearing from the table.
The men left the kitchen at daybreak to start riding for cows and calves to brand. Joan started cooking using a big wood burning stove. A group of women soon gathered to help Joan or chase the children with them. I had just been married in May, and the ladies started asking me what kind of stove I would have, what kind of pans I would be using. They were fishing for ideas for a wedding gift, but having fled from Denver and a life of being an executive secretary for an oil drilling company, and spending my evenings at the University of Denver, I was soon overwhelmed by the chatter of mothers who were familiar with each other. Joan left her work for a short time and sat visiting with me on the steps of the cabin. I will never forget the thankfulness I felt for her quiet, calming manner when I needed that understanding.
Nor will I ever forget the excellent meal she served from that big black stove. Beef that had been baked in big chunks, gravy that cannot be equaled, mashed potatoes, hand sliced slaw, hot yeast rolls, two kinds of cake, and as Albert pointed out to me, black and green olives.
Joan also could kill rattlesnakes with ease, a job I never learned, but one of necessity for her with children to protect in isolated areas. Joan did show me that you served cowboys and other friends a good meal, worked hard, loved your children, and behaved in a manner to please God and family. Joan was loved by me and my children and grandchildren and will be missed.
I'm sorry for your loss. Joan was a very sweet person and will be missed. My thoughts and prays are with the whole family.
Grandma Herbst was a very sweet, loving person. Nathan and I would go over to her house at lunch time and she would make us homemade mac & cheese. Boy was that every good. I will miss her very much. I'm sorry for the family's loss. Thank you Nathan for sharing her with me.
I only met Joan on a very few occasions, but I remember her smile, so genuine, warm and welcoming. May your memories and stories of happy days together sustain your family and bring you comfort at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and our prayers.
Your friends, Linda and Larry
My condolences to all of Joan's family. She was a very kind loving woman. I always liked her speech accent too. Lot of good memories with my cousins and lots of great meals cooked by Joan for us! Love Karen
My deepest sympathy for the family. May the promises in the Holy Scriptures brings comfort to you. The Bible promises one day soon, “death will be swallowed up forever” -Isaiah 25:8. We yearn for the day to see our dear loved ones again. Jesus promises, “the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out” -John chapter 5 verses 28, 29.