Doane Family

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Patricia M. Doane: 1/19/1960 - 10/23/2011


To Everyone at the Jack & Jill Foundation, Southwest Airlines and Tanque Verde Resort,

The Doane family lived a real life WOW! experience last week in Tucson – a unique, memorable getaway that allowed the five of us to enjoy time with each other away from all of our day to day distractions.

Every bit of our trip ran smoothly and everyone we encountered at the airline and the resort were friendly, supportive and welcoming.

Larry greeted us at the Tucson airport with cowboy hat and boots and drove us to the gorgeous Tanque Verde Ranch where we spent time together without TV or the internet, riding horses, playing tennis and board games, swimming and tanning and eating delicious meals. I can’t tell you the last time the five of us had so many consecutive meals together as a family – it was terrific! With three active teenagers – being together for extended periods of time as a family is less and less common, which made this experience even more precious. Rick drove us back to the airport, stopping for one last photo by the resort sign at the entrance to the ranch.

All the wait staff, the programming team, the instructors for our riding lessons and watercolor class were wonderful people who all contributed to making our trip a once in a lifetime memory packed adventure.

We will cherish the memories of this trip forever.

Heidi – you make all you do appear effortless, that’s a real gift – thank you for everything!


Jim, Patti, Jimmy, Maddi and Patrick Doane