Such a beautiful smile
Jo Ann Allen-Ives
  • 40 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 2, 1971
  • Place of birth:
    Norwalk, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Apr 18, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Fresno, California, United States
Let her memory be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jo Allen-Ives, 40, born on February 2, 1971 and passed away on April 18, 2011. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Linda Allen on 17th April 2016

"Five years today have passed since I hugged you. I miss those hugs so much! If I had even imagined that would be the last hug I would never had let you go. I can still feel that hug and hear you say I love you. It has been so hard going on without you."

This tribute was added by Linda Allen on 7th April 2016

"I know I have not kept up notes to you,  the last one on your birthday didn't stick.  I cry whenever I visit here. We have your urn still,  your dad just can't let go of you. Richard says you wanted to be scattered at the beach.  I sit and listen to your songs with my eyes closed and I can see you. I often feel you here. A few times you held my hand didn’t you. I imagine that last hug the day before you left. I'll always love you baby girl."

This tribute was added by Linda Allen on 25th July 2015

"another night I can't sleep, missing you. wishing I could talk with you, hold you. I wonder if it will ever get easier? I love you baby girl."

This tribute was added by Brian Allen on 18th April 2015

"Even after 4 years sweet sister I wait for you to walk in the door a mom and dads for a barbecue, a holiday, or just by chance. The hole in my heart and in my life will never be filled, the hole in the lives of your beautiful nieces will never be filled. We all miss you so much.

I know that wherever you are that you are smiling down on your girls, that when they aren’t feeling well that you wrap you wings around them and protect them, and that your gentle kiss helps make them feel better. That they feel you love every day, we all think about you every day.

I would give so much to just see you again, to wrap my arms around you so that I know everything was going to OK. I miss and love you so much Sis.

Until I see you again
Love You
Your Big Brother"

This tribute was added by Linda Allen on 17th April 2015

"Four years ago today I spent the day with her. We shopped, went to the casino for a bit. We talked and laughed. She set in the family room with me and her dad speaking of past times. She hugged us tight and said goodnight. Had I known that hug would be the last she would give me I would have never let go. Had I known life as we knew it would forever change I would not have let go. If only I had known it would all be gone the next day and all left would be pain and tears. I would have never let go."

This tribute was added by Linda Allen on 2nd February 2015

"Happy Birthday my Angel. You are still the light of my heart. You are a constant in my thoughts. So many times I speak your name and wish you were here. I have felt you hold my hand, touch my cheek to stop the tears that come everyday. I love you so much baby girl."

This tribute was added by Linda Allen on 9th January 2015

"You left us without warning. Not even a good-bye. And I can't stop asking the question why? I didn't see this coming, it hit us by surprise. And when you left for heaven a small part of me died. Your smile could brighten anyone's day. No matter what they were going through. And everyday for the rest of my life, I will be missing you."

This tribute was added by Linda Allen on 9th January 2015

"There is a special angel in Heaven that is a part of me, it is not where I wanted her to be. She was here for just a moment like a night time shooting star. And though she is in Heaven she isn't very far. She touched the hearts of many like only an angel can do. I would have held her every minute if the end I only knew. Please take care of my angel God and send her all my love"

This tribute was added by Linda Allen on 9th January 2015

"One more New Year has come and you weren't here to celebrate with us. We miss you so much. No one knows how our heart breaks everyday since you left us. Tears everyday, memories we cannot hide.You were the light of our lives. We love you so much!"

This tribute was added by Linda Allen on 25th December 2014

"Another Christmas with out her. Lights, presents and a tree only remind me more. Her ornaments she made. Her little village she spent days painting to get just right. She loved Christmas so much she would have kept the thousand decorations she had up year round. A heart so full of love and kindness. The day God took my Jodie he stole my light. Merry Christmas my Angel."

This tribute was added by Linda Allen on 25th December 2014

"Tonight we continue our Christmas traditions. Joann may not have been with us physically but her spirit was as it always is. Thank you Richard for bringing her home for Christmas. We Believe  as she does."

This tribute was added by Linda Allen on 28th October 2014

"Another holiday season is approaching sweet girl, another without you. They get harder every year. I remember how happy you got this time of year. Planning all those Christmas decorations of yours and us shopping for more. Thinking about how big the turkey will be for Thanksgiving and should we have ham or turkey for Christmas or both. We usually went with both. You coming to my house and decorating for Christmas to surprise me. Even covering the walls with plastic table cloths that looked like snow scenes.I can barely look at Christmas stuff in the stores without a tear. I miss you everyday but the holidays are the worst because you loved them so much. Oh to go back to that one last Santa Christmas and see the light in your eyes when you walked in the family room and saw all the lights and toys and a piece of Santa's pants caught in the fireplace. Had I known that Sunday when you left our house that would be my last hug from you I would not have let you go. I love you baby girl."

This tribute was added by Linda Allen on 18th April 2014

"One more year without you Baby Girl. The pain is the same. Miss you everyday, the nights are so long. You should not have left us, God should not have taken you from us. Everyone says how compassionate God is, how full of mercy God is. Not true. If it were you would still be with us.  Most days I can't even breathe it hurts so bad. Life is nothing since you left us. I don't know how to loose the pain. I love you Baby."

This tribute was added by Linda Allen on 2nd February 2014

"Another birthday since you left us. Missing you so much, still hard to get through any day, but this day harder. The day you were born forever etched in our minds. The sun shone brighter, the world at peace. Time is supposed to heal, how long does it take? I dream of you, talk to you everyday, cry everyday. My life changed the day you went away. So proud of the woman you became. Happy birthday baby girl. Love you for eternity, Mom"

This tribute was added by Linda Allen on 27th December 2013

"Baby Girl, Christmas has come and gone again without you. Nothing is the same we miss you too much and can't get the spirit. We sent you our love in notes attached to the balloons. Notes to Granny and Pappa to watch over you and Ashley. Uncle Gerald, Aunt Ginger, and all the others were sent notes too. We cried as we released the balloons and hoped you would get all our notes. It won't be too much longer til we join you and I can put my arms around you once again. Love you Jodie."

This tribute was added by edward prince on 18th April 2013

"hey jodie,i remember you and i shoping in fresno and you picking out my shirts that where in style,a black one and a green one i had those's shirts up to just a few years ago and everytime i wore them i thought of you and the day we had together,i also think back to the time you would sing at curtis's.i bought a clock there and i still have that clock on my wall,as i do the memiores of you"

This tribute was added by Debi Prince Reece on 18th April 2013

"JoAnn I know that you were the light of your families life.  I remember when your Mom got pregnant with you and how happy they were.  I remember in 1974 our Grannie made you and my little sister Linda matching red gingham dresses to wear to my wedding and how cute you both looked. I know your legacy continues in heaven and you are needed there too.  I love you cousin!"

This tribute was added by Linda Allen on 18th April 2013

"Two years since you left us. You are thought of everyday, missed everyday. Songs remind us of you, places we go, smells in the air. You are every where. I wake in the morning with your hand in mine. You are with me everyday and night, always on my mind. I cry for you everyday. I love you so much."

This tribute was added by Linda Allen on 11th February 2013

"Your Birthday has come and gone. I still feel the pain. Many posted tributes on face book. It was a hard day, continues to be a hard month."

This tribute was added by Linda Allen on 24th January 2013

"I had a dream last night, you held my hand. I woke and you weren't there. And as the teardrops filled my eyes your presence filled the air. I tried to reach for you but you were too far away. I am waiting for the day when I see you once again. I’ll gently grab you by the hand and make my dream come true."

This tribute was added by edward prince on 30th December 2012

"Too jodie you will always be remembered as a kind hearted young lady even as a child you always cared how people felt and if they did"nt feel good you made sure to try and make them feel better by giving them a hug and saying just what they needed to hear,it was an honor to know you for the short time you where here and I will always remember as the angel you were and now are.miss you girl"

This tribute was added by Linda Allen on 30th December 2012

""She did not need much. Wanted very little. A kind word, sincerity, fresh  air, clean water, a garden, kisses. Books to read, sheltering arms, a cozy bed and to love and be loved in return."
Starra Neely Blade"

This tribute was added by Linda Allen on 7th December 2012

"A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam,And for a brief moment its glory and beauty belong to our world, then it flies on again.And though we wish it could have stayed, we feel so blessed to have experienced it."

This tribute was added by Linda Allen on 24th November 2012

"A beautiful daughter, wife and mother. Always there for her friends and family. Most everything in her life was a struggle. She left us far too soon. JoAnn loved Christmas. She collected ornaments for years and filled her house with Christmas every year. I think of her everyday, I cry for her everyday. She made all of us feel loved and special. How I miss you baby."

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