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Jo Ann "Jody" Haines

June 3, 1937 — May 22, 2024

Ruidoso

Psalm 34:18 says The LORD is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. 

Our world grew dark, our hearts lost a spark, our lives changed in the blink of an eye. How did we know we’d have to say goodbye?

On Wednesday, May 22nd the Lord called to His kingdom our beautiful mother Jo Ann aka Jody (Valentine) Haines. 

As we sit here at the house surrounded by all of her artwork we feel her presence as she gently wraps her arms around us and tells us not to worry for she has been reunited with her son Scotty and Coach Pounds (her son in law who she considered her son) rejoicing in fields of glory. She now resides in the Lord’s house. 

Our hearts are both sad but full, Blessed to have been loved by such a beautiful mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, but most of all friend. 

Jo Ann was one of the founders of her Ruidoso quilt and yarn groups. She was very active in her community never slowing down, willing to help anyone and everyone she possibly could. Jo Ann was the most selfless, caring, giving and loving woman anyone could ever meet. She was a friend to everyone she met, people were just drawn to her bubbly personality. 

Jo Ann is survived by her loving husband of 48 years Charles aka Charlie Haines. Their love story started in the little town of Canutillo Texas. Mom worked across the street from where dad worked and he thought mom was the most beautiful woman on the planet. He swore one day he was going to ask her out to dinner. He mustered up the courage to ask her out and from there their love story began. Through their lives together they literally walked hand in hand, their love for each other never wavered. Every morning they would have coffee and go through Facebook to see what everyone was up to. They laughed and giggled like school kids. Two people in love through the years, till death do they part. They were the true picture of what love should be! 

Jo Ann is also survived by her daughters, Jackie Haines, Kerry Haines-Pounds, Gina McCowin and husband Stan; grandsons, RJ Hernandez III, Charles Hernandez, Robert Charles Pounds and wife Dell, and Paul Pounds; great-grandson Palmer Pounds; great-granddaughters, Bobby and Charlie Pounds; and extended family. 

Our lives are so much richer by having her by our side for the short time that we did. The Heavens gained such a beautiful, and sweet Angel. 

Momma rest in Heavenly peace in the arms of our Lord and Savior. 

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Humane Society of Lincoln County. 

To those of you who have called, text, stopped by, and brought us food we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Mom was so loved by so many we are truly Blessed. 

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