Johanna Elizabeth was our little sparkler born on July 1st. She was my real live doll I could dress in pink frilly clothes and play with her long curly hair before she became a tom-boy! Jo Beth.was a talented athlete from an early age, she was the most naturally gifted athlete of my four children – she instinctively knew what needed to be done on the field, pitch, or court. She loved competing. Her demeanor was deceiving, she had this innocent cherub cheeked casual lazy smile that hid the tiger beneath. She was a brilliant student without any effort, graduating high school a year early! She loved her family especially her two brothers and sister. She was proud of their accomplishments and told them. She loved tradition and family – She never missed a holiday, graduation, or birthday! She adored her grandmothers. Jo Beth was kind and loving. She brought home all kinds of stray animals much to our dismay! She was fiercely loyal friend. Jo Beth had the ability to reach out to others in need.