JoAnn "Jodi" McQueen

January 28, 1945July 23, 2013

Jodi McQueen passed away on July 23, 2013 in Edmond, Oklahoma, surrounded by the love of her family and her God. Jodi was born to Frank and Edna (Petersen) Hetzke on January 28, 1945 in Oklahoma City. She grew up and attended high school in Wichita, Kansas. She graduated in 1967 from Kansas University with a degree in Interior Design. Jodi began her modeling career in Phoenix and Denver before moving to New York City in 1970. She was personally recruited by the legendary Eileen Ford and her work in television for many advertisers as a “Ford Model” was extensive and extraordinary. Jodi starred in the feature film, The Love Machine, for Columbia Pictures in 1971 then returned to New York to continue her modeling work with the Wilhelmina Agency. She married the love of her life, Angus McQueen, on March 6, 1971, then continued to expand her passion for creativity. She co-wrote the lyrics for an album of music with her friend, Bobby Gosh, for PolyGram Records. In 1973, Jodi moved with her family to Oklahoma City and worked closely with her husband to grow and develop their advertising agency into what became Ackerman McQueen. In 1988, she formed her own company, Jodiworks, where she created a large collection of music and fine art through the rest of her years. She lived a joyful and gentle life filled with love for everyone. Jodi leaves her husband, Angus, of Edmond; their daughter, Skye Brewer and her husband, William, of Dallas, Texas; their daughter, Dr. Lauren Zanotti and her husband, Giorgio, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; their son, Revan, of Edmond; her mother, Edna Hetzke, of Wichita, Kansas; her sister, Jean Katzenmeier and her husband, David, of Wichita, Kansas; along with grandchildren, Marie, Whitman and McKenna, of Dallas, Texas; step-grandchildren, William, Winston and Madelyn, of Dallas, Texas, and grandson, Luca, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. A Memorial Service will celebrate her life on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at the First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City, 600 NW 13th Street at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 6525 N Meridian Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73116 in memory of courageous Jodi.


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, August 13, 2013


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Elaine Clark

November 15, 2013

Such a beautiful girl- inside and out. In high school at East in Wichita, she was gorgeous. So sorry We missed her at our 50th class reunion last month

Susan McQueen

November 8, 2013

In Memory of my cousin,
When I saw Jodi she and Angus would come out to southern Ca and visit with Jack , Ann and Susan. I remember long time ago she told me about her , being an actress.
Jodi and I walked out side my back yard, We had a great time walking and talking and laughing. She;ll be missed, I;ll have great memory;s , of us laughing , and being just the two of us.
Susan McQueen San Marino, Ca

Susan mcginnis

October 5, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Jodi's passing. My family and I are thinking about Angus and his family. Paul and I had the privilege of spending time this gentle, intelligent, and strong woman...

Susan Erlich

September 29, 2013

I knew Jody in Denver when we were both young women, at the very beginning of our lives. Mostly I remember how much fun she was, and the laughter we shared. Just today I was saddened to receive the news of her passing. She was so full of life and light, my heart goes out to her friends and family.

Suzi (Avery) Gannon

September 5, 2013

I just found out about Jodi. May God bless you, Angus & your entire family.

Steve Brown

August 20, 2013

I was shocked to hear of Jodi's passing today. Angus, I am so sorry. You and Jodi have always been some of my favorite people. My thoughts and prayers are with you, sir, and your family

August 2, 2013

Angus, the news of Jodi's passing was just received -- and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I can feel your grief! You and Jodi were wonderful Elk Valley neighbors.

Brent (and JOYce) Bourdeau

Raye Lucas-Corwin

July 30, 2013

I was shocked and saddened by the news of Jodi's passing. I was unaware that she was ill. She was always so happy to see the twins. I know she will be missed by many. The world is a not as bright without her. It was my honor to know her.

Paula Joslin

July 28, 2013

Jodi was one of my best friends through 12 years of school and my maid of honor at my wedding.I loved her like the sister I never had. I shall treasure our memories. We did crazy fun things togeather all through school. She was beautiful , talented. smart and so much fun.She was a friend to everyone and she will be missed by so many.Rest in peace sweet friend.Love Paula

Camden Chitwood

July 28, 2013

I am saddened to hear about Jodi's passing. What a beautiful soul, inside and out. Thinking about her family during this time.