Joan Ketchem

of Lubbock, TX

August 12, 1953 - September 3, 2010


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Joan Ketchem of Lubbock died on Friday, September 3, 2010 at the age of 57 years. She was born in Roswell, NM on August 12, 1953 to Eual Vaughn and Mary Marie (Campbell) Holland. She graduated from Portales High School and then received her Associate of Nursing degree from Eastern New Mexico University. Joan married William "Bill" Ketchem March 4, 1983 in Clovis, NM. After returning from Panama in 1986, they made their home in Lubbock. Joan worked 18 years as a registered nurse for LISD before retiring. The majority of her time was spent at Monterey High School. She was a member of Church on the Rock.

She will be greatly missed by her husband, Bill; two daughters, Jennie and Sarah Ketchem of Lubbock; her mother, Mary Holland; one brother, Joe Holland and wife Jeannine of Corpus Christi; and one sister, Janice Holland-Rios of Arlington.

Services are scheduled for 10:00 am, Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at Church on the Rock in Lubbock. Interment will follow at the City of Lubbock Cemetery.


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24 Condolence(s)
Kaye Villalba
Hereford, TX
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

With sincere sympathy on the death of your wife and mother. Joan was a wonderful person and nurse. I know she touched many lives at MHS. May she Rest in Peace. Kaye Villalba Retired School nurse for LISD

Greg Carley
LOPC MHC,
Tuesday, September 28, 2010


LOPC MHC
September 5, 2010 12:06 PM Bill: Just wanted to express my condolences to you and your family. It was obvious how much you cared for Joan. May God bless you and keep you near. Greg Carley

Sharon Redford
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I will never forget your sweet face and positive attitude. We will all miss you but know you are busy preparing a place for us in heaven.

Bill & Paula Stringer
Conroe, TX
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

We love you all. Joan always had a smile on her face. She loved her family so much. We are praying God's comfort for all of you. Wish I could be there with you.

Marilyn Garrett
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bill, Jennie and Sarah - Your precious family is going through one of the hardest times in life. I'm praying the Comforter to just carry you every step of the way. I love you all.

Pat Guiner Ketchem Flowers
Tallahassee, FL
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I am so very sorry about the loss of your mother, wife, Joan. I am keeping you all in my prayers. Love Aunt Pat

Sayani Mallick
, TX
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I'm very sorry, I have been praying for your family and will continue to do so. The pain of losing a parent is something one can never really recover from. I do feel and understand your pain and grief at this hour. I came to know on Friday afternoon.Try to be calm at the time of this enormous loss. My heartfelt condolences.. Jennie,Did you get my text message on Friday afternoon... Please try to be tranquil and composed,though it is easier said than done.I will pray for her.If your mom had been here, she would not have wanted to see you sad and upset, so try to be calm and pray that God can help you get through the pain and grief at this hour of crisis, and can help you get through this enermous and irrepairable loss.

Heather Harp
Austin, TX
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I worked with Joan at Methodist back in the late eighties. I'm very sorry for your family's loss. She was a very sweet lady.

Ginette
, TX
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Jennie, God is there , you are not alone. He will be your comforter and provider. Be encouraged in Christ because your mom went straight from LIFE to LIFE. She was definitely a wonderful woman, mother and wife. Let's just recommend everything in God's hands. God is Love. Please read: Rom 8:38-39: "Nothing can separate your mom from the Love of Jesus-Christ, not even death..." , Rom 6: 8 and Rom 8:11 I really wish I were by your sides. On Tuesday I will be fasting and praying for you guys. Say hi to your whole family for me! My family: My dad, mother, Aline, Sissie, Carole, Robert love you. And they are thinking of you during this hard time. Love you!!

Lisa Ketchem Leibow
, TX
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bill, Jennie, and Sarah, I can not imagine what terrible heartbreak you are experiencing right now. There are no words. I just want you to know I am thinking of you and sending prayers. I feel so fortunate to have found you, my family. With Love, Lisa

Laura Maddux
Istanbul, Turkey,
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I know this journey has been difficult and I pray that God will sustain all of you through it. I know He will bring you comfort and joy through the suffering. Know that I love my girls very much and I'm sending many hugs and prayers your way.

Mary Lou Quick
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bill, Jennie and Sarah, We are all so sorry for your loss. Praying for God's comfort and peace during this time. Joan was a truly great lady and will be sorely missed. Love, All the Quicks

Kenny Prince
Portales, NM
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I was in band with Joan in high school and graduated with her sister Janice. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the Holland family during this difficult time.

Scott Gary
Ft. Worth, TX
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sarah and Ketchum Family, Our deepest condolences and sympathies to you and your family. Whitney and I will be praying for y'all. May the Lord, our Comforter, be with you in your time of sorrow. Sincerly, Scott Gary

Adell Garcia
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dear Bill, Sarah, and Jennie, We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet wife and mother. She was a very kind and giving person. When I remember Joan, I remember her smiling and being sweet to everyone she talked to. We will be praying and thinking of you all. Ernie, Adell, and Abby Garcia

Gary and Sheela Noble
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

You are in our prayers. May your journey on earth be made easier knowing you have an angel watching over you.

Becky Johnston
Ruidoso, NM
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My prayers are with you at this most difficult time. I am thankful that I was able to meet Joan & that our son, Matt, spent some time visiting with all of you during his years at Wayland. You have a wonderful family & Joan will live on through all of you. God bless you. In Him, Becky Johnston & family

Lynn Jackson
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Joan was a wonderful friend to all and devoted wife and mother to her family. She cared deeply about everyone and was loved by all. She had a great sense of humor and was always smiling, you could see it in her eyes. She was very proud of her girls and had goals of seeing them graduate college and she was there cheering for them on their special days. We love you Joan.

Mary Plaut
, TX
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bill and family, I am so sorry to hear about your wife and mom's passing. During these difficult times, my thoughts and prayers will be with you and I will remember to keep Joan in my prayers. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. Sincerely, Mary Plaut

Christy Byers
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bill, I am so sorry for your family's loss. The love, strength in faith and devotion to each other that you & Joan shared and quietly showed the rest of us is inspiring to all. Peace be with you and the girls as it is now with Joan. Christy

Greg Jenkins
Amarillo, TX
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bill, our greatest sympathies from your colleagues at Amarillo VA. We watched as you and Joan worked through her illness with grace and love. May God's grace be with you and your family during this difficult time.

Nancy Bizzell
Hale Center, TX
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sara, my thoughts and prayers are wth you. I would be with you today, but my neighbor died while I was in the mountains last week. His funeral is at 11:00 and since we've been neighbors for years, I feel I need to be here. I love you and miss you! God Bless!

Kaci Perkins
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sarah I am sooo sorry. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. If you need anything at all I am here. Sorry I couldn't be there today for you. Love, Kaci

Michael Boyd
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.