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Joanna's Story

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Joanna (Heffington) Gohman fell into the arms of Jesus after a long battle with cancer. Originally diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 her disease returned after a five year remission. Joanna's infections smile, love for people, dedication to family, and loyal friend defined her life. Above all of these, however, was her faith and love for Jesus as her Savior. She met and married her husband at Calvary Church in St. Cloud, MN. The couple was married on November 23rd, 1996 at the same church. Moving back to Arizona in 2004, the couple's family grew to four children. An active member of Redemption Gilbert Church Joanna's passions included children's ministries, music, mentoring, and creating authentic friendships. She leaves behind a husband, Chris, of 21 years, 4 children: Micah (16), Isaac, (13), Abby (8), and Isaac (3). She is also survived by her parents David Heffington and Myrtice (Lea) Heffington (Shockley) of Phoenix, AZ, as well as 2 sisters, a brother, many nieces and nephews, and a multitude of friends as close as family.
Published on April 2, 2018
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