Rest in Peace: Joan Baus

Tails up and down the beach are at half mast, as Ocean Shores and the North Beach has lost a true treasure, Joan Baus. This forwarded email from the Valdez’s shares the sad, but inevitable news about a woman who continued to work for the dogs and cats of PAWS even while she was suffering.

Dear Fellow Board Members & Friends: For those of you who may not have heard, we lost our dear Joan tonight.
It was a peaceful passing and a death with dignity.  She is no longer suffering and with her dear Lord now….She was a wonderful friend to all of us and has been such a strong advocate for PAWS, and instrumental in the success of so many of our programs, she believed in wholeheartedly over the past few years.
We are all going to miss her spirit, her courage, her tenacity,& ability to find hundreds of animals loving homes. She was instrumental in the success of the Freedom Tails Program, our Spay Neuter Clinics, and Spay Neuter Voucher Program over the years, and will never be forgotten…..She was an amazing woman, and an inspiration to all of us.   Please keep Kevin and her family in your prayers…….We’re going to miss her so very much…   Mike & Lorna

About Tom Scanlon

Tom Scanlon started his journalism career as a sports stringer with the Pittsburgh Press (RIP) and Post-Gazette, then moved on to the Seattle Times, Mesa Tribune etc. He is the author of plays including "The Superhumans" and novels including "Ocean Shores Tourist Killer," "Atlantis City," and, now, "The Immaculate Jagoffs of Pittsburgh."
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4 Responses to Rest in Peace: Joan Baus

  1. Michele says:

    Many tails are wagging in heaven to welcome dear Joan.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

    Author unknown…

  3. benghusen says:

    Are there any details about a service?

  4. Her service is set for Saturday, January 26th @ 11 a.m. at her church, with a “reception” to follow at the Lion’s Club in Ocean Shores.
    Thank you all for this post, she is deeply missed.
    Laura (her niece)

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