Realistic Flower

monday, June 19, 2023

Floral Plant Illustration

12PM -2:30Pm

woman's club of Evanston

1702 Chicago ave

Evanston, IL 60201

Join us at Noon for light lunch and libations

Our beloved Mother, Ma Joan, Joan Cook Wing passed away in the Fall of 2022 in Sanibel, Florida at the age of 89. Born to John Paul Cook and Gertrude Rollins Cook (Belle, WV) in Charleston, West Virginia November 20, 1932, Joan attended Queens College in Charlotte, NC and graduated from West Virginia University Institute of Technology.

Predeceased by her doting husband of 47 years John (Jack) Adams Wing.

Survived by her three loving children: Lloyd (Willy)William Montgomery (Cynthia) of Park Ridge, IL, Elisabeth (Beth) Paulette Montgomery (Eugene Tssui) of Emeryville, CA, and Mary Ellen Flaherty (Brendan) Sanibel, FL.

Adored by her nine grandchildren: Mary Chase Tsui, John Kenneth Wing Brice, Emma Joan Wing Brice, Paul Cook Montgomery, Jay Wing Montgomery, Paolo Raino-Tsui, Sorell Raino-Tsui, Carly Caceres, and Brendan Flaherty.

Remembered fondly by her seven great-grandchildren and many admiring friends.

Joan began her professional career as an English teacher at DuPont High School in Kanawha County, West Virginia and later in Prince George’s County, Maryland. After moving to the Midwest Joan pursued a law degree at Chicago-Kent law school. One of only three women in her class, Joan received her JD in 1974. Additionally, Joan was a devoted philanthropist, dedicating her time and talents hosting, fund-raising, and participating in numerous Chicago-area charities and civic causes: Children’s Home & Aid Society of Illinois, Evanston Garden Club, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Woman’s Board of Ravinia, Fortnightly of Chicago, and Woman’s Board of the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Let us be grateful for the people who make us happy.

They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

-Marcel Proust

take me home, country roads

-John Denver

Almost heaven, West Virginia

Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River

Life is old there, older than the trees

Younger than the mountains, growin' like a breeze

Country roads, take me home

To the place I belong

West Virginia, mountain momma

Take me home, country roads

All my memories gather 'round her

Miner's lady, stranger to blue water

Dark and dusty, painted on the sky

Misty taste of moonshine, tear drop in my eye.

I hear her voice in the morning hour, she calls me

The radio reminds me of my home far away

Driving down the road, I get a feeling

That I should have been home yesterday, yesterday

Country roads, take me home

To the place I belong

West Virginia, mountain momma

Take me home, country roads