September 13, 1945 - April 19, 2018
Joannemarie Bradshaw, or “JB” as many people knew her, died peacefully April 19, 2018, with her daughter, Heather Wolf, by her side. The world lost a beautiful woman, loving mother, grandmother, and mother-in-law.
Joannemarie was born September 13, 1945 in Boston, Massachusetts. She was the eldest of seven siblings. When she was out of high school she decided to make a journey across the U.S. She ended up making a new home for herself in Medford. There she put her sewing skills to work making doll clothing at Woolworth’s and helping teach at local preschools. Those early years working with children helped shape what would become a decades-long career, helping countless men, women, and children find strength, healing, hope, self confidence, and opportunity as an educator, child psychologist, child development specialist with the Medford school district, and through her private practice as a clinical psychologist. She was a dogged advocate for adults and children with special needs, victims of physical and sexual abuse, and families in crisis. She helped hundreds of children throughout the valley during her time working for Lone Pine, Kennedy, and Washington Elementary schools, as well as numerous other schools in the Rogue Valley.
In retirement JB was able to fulfill some of her biggest dreams. She was blessed to have the opportunity to travel the world. She visited Paris, Ireland, and many other countries that she had longed to see since she was a young girl. She also spent many years raising llamas and alpacas for wool on her property in Eagle Point which she built in 1979. In her earlier days on the property you would find her avidly gardening, and canning the fruits of her labor. JB loved plants and gardening and truly loved spending time enjoying the beautiful view outside her sunroom overlooking the entire valley. Known for a wicked sense of humor you could always count on her to tell you some ridiculous joke. She also loved to read and had a wonderful collection of classic works. JB had an affinity for fairys and angels and loved to collect fairy and angel trinkets of the like.
She is survived by her daughter, Heather and her husband, Clark; her son, Nick and his wife, Megan and their two sons, Chase and Charlie.
Joannemarie was laid to rest in a quiet, private ceremony.