Joan LoRe

March 9, 1945 ~ March 15, 2022

Born in: Petersburg, West Virginia
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

Joan Ours LoRe, age 77, gently passed away on March 15, 2022 in Arlington, TX. She was surrounded by her family and close friends.

Joan was born on March 9,1945. She was 1 of 10 children born to Homer Ray Ours and Gertrude Crider Ours in Petersburg, West Virginia.

Joan spent her career working for the federal government retiring in January 2004 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Ft. Worth). Joan made life-long friendships while working for the Corps. She earned her degree in Business Administration from Northwood University and her MBA from Amberton University.

Joan married Jesse LoRe on July 19, 1975 in Ft. Myers, VA. Together they enjoyed traveling to many faraway places with their close friends. Joan was a loving grandmother and was know as Granny to her six grandchildren and 3 great-children. She never passed up an opportunity to spoil them. She and Jesse took many trips to watch the grandchildren play a variety of sports and never missed a high school graduation, college graduation or a wedding.

Joan is preceded in death by her son, Christopher Ray Tibbs; and six siblings, Marie Catherine Ours Sears Fortner, Hellen Virginia Ours Shank, Ora Pearl Ours Wood, Wilda Elaine Ours Smith, Arlie Glen “Bud” Ours, and Donna Lee Ours Wratchford.

Joan leaves behind Jesse, her husband of 47 years; his five children, Kathy LoRe, Linda (Philip)Kanaby, Jesse (Alicia) LoRe Jr., Sam LoRe, and Ruth (Don) Fryer; grandchildren, Erik (Ashley) Kanaby, Patrick (Sara)Kanaby, Elizabeth (Keenan) Childs, Quinton LoRe, Doug (Audra) Fryer, KaraChristyne LoRe; great-grandchildren, Corbin Kanaby, Trisha Kanaby, and Samson Fryer. She is also survived by her sisters, Shirley Jane Ours Kimble Lekang, Rayjeana Van-Meter; and brother, Kenneth Kevin Ours; 19 nieces and nephews, many great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held April 5, 2022 from 6:00PM–8:00PM at Wade Family Funeral Home, Arlington, TX.

Interment will take place April 6, 2022, 2:30PM-3:00PM at the Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating in Joan’s memory to Tunnel to Towers Foundation.


Public Visitation: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Graveside Service: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 2:30 pm

DFW National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX 75211

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  1. CandleImageJoan was a wonderful friend for many years. I loved her like a sister! She was always kind and compassionate. She will be missed!

  2. CandleImageJoan was one of the most thoughtful friends I’ve ever had and I always enjoyed spending time with her. I can still hear her telling me “But Jayna, remember I’m older than you.” She was – by less than two months.

  3. CandleImageJoan was a great friend, remember many special, relaxing dinners at our favorite restaurant. She shared her expertise on navigating government contracting. Her advice saved me time and headaches. Miss her.

  4. I’m so heartbroken at the death of Aunt Joan. She was such a joy so much fun to be around. Aunt June I will always love you and you will be greatly missed.
    With love your niece Jackie Heflin

  5. CandleImageMy Beautiful Auntie Bunny,
    I can scarcely believe that you are gone from us on earth. Oh, how I miss your loving and kind spirit.
    I was the luckiest girl in the world to have had you as my Auntie. My Energizer Bunny, who kept everyone
    upbeat and happy with your always positive , happy personality and your loving, caring & kind heart. You took so much pleasure in making others feel happy, cared for and loved. You were always gracious and grateful. You were such a special and rare person full of grace. An accomplished, intelligent woman who took much delight in education. Always encouraging all of us to seek & achieve, to be the best we could be according to the gifts that the Lord gave to us.
    I am so blessed to have shared your DNA. We are close in body, mind and spirit. I will miss your almost daily talks & interactions as well as your visits. We had many laughs and giggles and so much fun! You meant the world to me. I looked up to you and admired you. You were the best of humanity. Your faith in Jesus unwavering.
    May you rest in peace with our loving Lord where there is no more sorrow or pain. We will see you again and look forward to your meeting us at the gates of heavan when Jesus calls us home.
    My loving beautiful Auntie I will love you forever.
    Your niece Sunshine Betty xoxo

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