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Georgette Anne Lamb (Hoeben)

April 23, 1969 — March 16, 2024

Port Charlotte, FL

Georgette Anne Lamb (Hoeben)

Georgette Lamb (Hoeben), age 54, of Port Charlotte, Florida and formerly of Joliet, Illinois, passed from this life on Saturday, March 16, 2024. She was the daughter of Bernadine and Ronald Gudac. She was born on April 23, 1969 in Hammond, Indiana, and raised in Joliet, Illinois. She attended St Mary Nativity and Holy Family schools, and is a 1988 graduate of Joliet West High School.

 

Georgette always had a warm and inviting smile to offer. She had a natural gift of making friends with people wherever she went. Georgette perked up whenever she heard music, and she loved to dance. She never heard a song she didn’t like. She had an affinity for animals and gossip magazines, and indulged her sweet tooth with soda - without ice!, and candy. She enjoyed a beautiful and cultured life. As a teen, she danced alongside her mother and other Croatian Kolo dancers at the Croatian Cultural Club, and was a candy-striper at St Joe’s hospital. She traveled to France, and volunteered at the animal shelter and her local hospital. With her devoted life partner, Danny, by her side, she sailed all over the Caribbean.

 

Georgette met the love of her life, Danny Hoeben, in 2009. Danny and Georgette cherished each other, and he provided unwavering support and care to the end.  

 

Georgette will be deeply missed by all whose lives she touched. Her memory will be carried on by Danny Hoeben, her parents Ronald and Bernadine (Deanie), brothers Thomas Buchar and Dean Gudac, and sister Cynthia (Peter) Ribolzi; Niece Ava Ribolzi, and nephews Griffin and Logan Ribolzi; loyal cousins Valerie (Jacques) Legere, Lisa (Jeff) Cheffer, and Chris (Amy) Thomann. Leona Smedley and Makayla Smedley; Loving cousins Laura (Jerry) Mitok, Jenny (Jason) Briney, Sr Beth Ann Baricivich; Krista Borchers and Danielle Moreman; Win and Elsa Hoeben. From Joliet to Port Charlotte, many, many friends, cousins, and relatives grieve Georgette’s passing. 


 

Georgette's life journey was marked by numerous medical procedures and surgeries. She retained a courageous spirit, and displayed grace through all of it. And of course, made friends with the hospital caretakers, and was often a favorite patient. 

 

Georgette joins her family in heaven, devoted grandparents Thomas and Anne Buchar, and Valentine and Louise Gudac.

 

The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks and appreciation to hospital staff, doctors, and nurses at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Tampa General Hospital, and Fawcett Hospital.

 

Remembrance and fond memories will be shared Thursday, April 4, 2024 in the Nativity Room at St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church, 706 N Broadway St, Joliet, IL at 10:00am. Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11:00am.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County or the Williams Syndrome Association https://www.williams-syndrome.org/ 

https://www.awlshelter.org/ 

 

Relatives and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book by logging onto: www.PleseFuneralservices.com. 

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the genuine care and direction of Kenneth A. Plese, in Joliet, IL. 815-735-2125.

 
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Thursday, April 4, 2024

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Thursday, April 4, 2024

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Laid to Rest

Thursday, April 4, 2024

St. Mary Nativity Catholic Cemetery

Caton Farm Road, Crest Hill, IL 60403

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