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Joan Gaedke

Spring HenSpring Hen Posts: 1,572
My heart is so sad. I just got a note from Joan Gaedke's son, Tobin, that Joan passed away last night. She went peacefully and was surrounded by her family. She and Lloyd will be together again and telling heaven all about the Big Green Egg. Maybe some of those clouds in the sky are really "smoke" The Egghead world has truly lost a wonderful friend. Some of you may know her as Austin Egghead and Lloyd as Taste Tester. Arrangement are pending.
Covington, Louisiana USA


  • HotchHotch Posts: 3,542
    So sad. Two of the finest people I have ever met.
    Rest in peace my friends.
    Large BGE, MiniMAX BGE, 2 Mini BGE's, R&V Fryer, 36" Blackstone Griddle, Camp Chef Dual Burner 40K BTU Stove
    BGE Chiminea
    Prosper, TX
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 14,560
    Very sad news! I didn't know she was ill, or that Lloyd had passed. Joan and I  had written each other a number of times, but not recently. She had been rather quiet here - I just figured it was part of the normal cycle of things. Very sorry to hear this. She was one of the good ones!

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Central Connecticut 

  • Oh man. I am so sorry to hear this. Agree with Hotch- great folks right there. 
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 6,739
    Peace be with the family,so sorry to hear
    Visalia, Ca
  • egretegret Posts: 4,132
    Here they are at our 2013 GA Mountain Eggfest.
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 8,307
    Sorry to hear that. I never had a pleasure in meeting her but she was always top notch on the forum. 
    "The pig is an amazing animal. You feed a pig an apple and it makes bacon. Let's see Michael Phelps do that" - Jim Gaffigan

  • GrateEggspectationsGrateEggspectations Posts: 4,479
    edited January 15
    My condolences. Sounds like a quality person. 
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 14,262
    This is truly saddening. Joan was a stellar person and egghead. Had the pleasure of cooking at a few eggfests,  and she always had a smile and good cheer as she was slinging egged goodies. 

    You'll be missed.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 33,403
    That's sad.  Met her at Salado, great person, great cook.  She will be sorely missed.
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.  Love me or hate me, I am forum Marmite.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 7,360
    So sorry to hear this. Rest In Peace Joan.
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 15,900
    You never want to open the forum to news such as this. You know the hurt in people's lives will be deep in her absence. 

    She will be missed. May she rest in peace, and may her loved ones make it through this most difficult of times.

    The world becomes a much less wonderful place when our community loses people like Joan.

    Our best.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 19,397
    So very sorry. Two of the good guys. 
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 19,397
    edited January 15
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). 

  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 10,279
    Will always remember the good times!

    Thank you,

    Galveston Texas
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 7,934
    Very sad indeed.  I feel privileged to have met her at Salado on a couple of occasions.  She was a remarkably gracious person and will be missed.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 10,720
    Sad news... RIP
    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
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