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Joel Zachary Diaz Obituary


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“Julie, Peter and family I am so terribly sorry to hear of Joel's passing and wish that words could comfort you. May God wrap his loving arms around...Read More »
1 of 33 | Posted by: Yvonne Strader - Walla Walla, WA

“Dear Peter, Julie & Family: It is was with such sadness that I heard of Joel's passing. The Darby family expresses their love for you and your...Read More »
2 of 33 | Posted by: Cathy Darby - Kennewick, WA

“Peter & Julie: From the time Adam and Jane came to visit and couldn't see over the counter, through the 'name the baby' games, until now, knowing you...Read More »
3 of 33 | Posted by: Miki & Tim Mensinger and family - WA

“Dear Peter, Julie & family: A child is such a wonderous gift and I'm sure you and your family will miss Joel always. My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
4 of 33 | Posted by: EM Akre - West Richland, WA

“Peter, Julie and Family - Glenn and I are so deeply sorry that you and your family is having to go through this. I met Joel twice and he was such a...Read More »
5 of 33 | Posted by: Glenn & Theresa Whitcomb - pasco, WA

“All our thoughts and prayers are with your family. God Bless You. ”
6 of 33 | Posted by: Keith & Donna Naughton & Family - WA

“Peter, Julie and Family, We just can't imagine the pain you are experiencing. Our hearts are heavy with sorrow for all of you as we think of Joel...Read More »
7 of 33 | Posted by: Cynthia Lewis - Kennewick, WA

“Peter, Julie and family: My heart just broke when I read about Joey. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 33 | Posted by: Jeff and Pam Finney - Benton City, WA

“Peter,Julie,and Family We were so sad to hear about the loss of your son ,Joel. I pray that the Lord comforts you and gives you peace at this very...Read More »
9 of 33 | Posted by: Kathy Reynolds-Solie - Yakima, WA

“Peter, Julie and family, Our deepest sympathy to you all for the loss of Joel. Your family is blessed with faith in God to give you peace and...Read More »
10 of 33 | Posted by: Rodney & Kathy Robinson - WA

“Peter, Julie and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Joel was so sweet and kind. My kids and I will always cherish the times we spent with...Read More »
11 of 33 | Posted by: Frieda Perkins - West Richland, WA

“I am deeply sorrowed for your lose. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
12 of 33 | Posted by: Michael Lipscomb - Benton City, WA

“Julie, Peter and family, My heart goes out to you. It's hard for us to understand why our good Lord does certain things, but with your faith, you...Read More »
13 of 33 | Posted by: Ella Feist - Richland, WA

“Our prayers and thoughts are with you as you deal with the loss of your son Joel. His Peace be with you all. Peter & Jo Ann Bengtson ”
14 of 33 | Posted by: Peter & Jo Ann Bengtson - WA

“our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time ”
15 of 33 | Posted by: John & Judy Leonard - Benton City, WA

“Dear Diaz Family: We are so sorry to hear of your sudden loss. My husband, Mark, had Joel in his Science class last year at the ECHO Homeschool...Read More »
16 of 33 | Posted by: The Mark Finkbeiner Family - WA

“Peter and Julie and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time, Joel will be missed. He was such a character and made me...Read More »
17 of 33 | Posted by: Josh and Tara Guilliam - Richland, WA

“Dear Diaz Family, It's a sad day when parents outlive a child, or when a sibling, a playmate, and a best friend is lost as well. I am sad that I,...Read More »
18 of 33 | Posted by: Kirissa Leonard - Eugene, OR

“Peter, Julie, and family, Our hearts go out to you. We promise you our continued prayers. We thank God that Joel's life was a testimony to the...Read More »
19 of 33 | Posted by: Craig and Liz Swanson - WA

“Dear Peter, Julie and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Joel was so blessed to be born to parents that loved him and taught him about...Read More »
20 of 33 | Posted by: Stan and Linda Smith - WA

“There are no words to describe the pain of losing a child. Be comforted during this time knowing he is wrapped in the arms of God. Our prayers and...Read More »
21 of 33 | Posted by: Don and Terry Buechler - WA

“Peter - sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. ”
22 of 33 | Posted by: Ken & Robin Neal - Kennewick, WA

“To the family of litle Joel our sincere thoughts and prayers. we cannot imagine your pain and are deeply sorry for your loss! May the God of our...Read More »
23 of 33 | Posted by: Ted andSharon Skinner - Pasco, WA

“Julie, Peter and family I am so very sorry for your loss. Kenzie and Taylor will always remember playing with your children. Just laughing and...Read More »
24 of 33 | Posted by: Shelia Tomlinson - Benton City, WA

“Thoughts and prayers are with the family-Joel's family. I see his smile asking Julie if the boys could do something at one of Adam's basketball games...Read More »
25 of 33 | Posted by: Ginger Pace - Benton City, WA

“Julie,Peter and family. My heart is full right now.I believe that you guys are a very strong family. I am very sorry. I feel bad that we lost contact...Read More »
26 of 33 | Posted by: cassy zyph - richland, WA

“Peter, I am so very very sorry for your lose. I cannot imagine the sorrow you and your family are going through. Just know that my prayers are...Read More »
27 of 33 | Posted by: Betty (Euteneier) Hubbard - WA

“Angie, my family, and I are so very sorry for your loss. We read about Joel's passing in the paper, and he sounds like he was a great guy. We will be...Read More »
28 of 33 | Posted by: Geoff Tyree - West Richland, WA

“Our hearts and prayers are with ya'll at this time. May God wrap His arms around you and give you rest. We love ya'll. Psalm 121 ”
29 of 33 | Posted by: April & Nick - Richland, WA

“Enjoyed the pictures of Joel within the family albums on facebook. The smiles, the fellowship, the security of a nurturing family. So glad that Joel...Read More »
30 of 33 | Posted by: W Earl and Linda Taylor - Goshen, IN

“I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Joel, when Adam, was playing basketball, and Jane Volleyball, the boys were so good, and kept themselves...Read More »
31 of 33 | Posted by: Teresa - Benton City, WA

“I can not tell you how sad I am for you losing your little boy. My heart aches for you. I know he is with God and all is well. My prayers for your...Read More »
32 of 33 | Posted by: Jackie - Kennewick, WA

“Adam and Family - Know that you are in our prayers during the very difficult time. We pray that the peace of Christ will reign in your home and bring...Read More »
33 of 33 | Posted by: Kent & Stephanie Angelos


Joel was the beloved son of Peter and Julie and the loving brother of Adam, Christine, Jane, Eric, Evan and Anne. His life was cut short by an unfortunate bicycle accident, but we know God has a perfect plan and because of his belief in Jesus we will be with him again. Joel was creative, loving, funny and artistic. He was always making us laugh with his antics. He enjoyed reading, drawing, building with Legos, cooking, and watching Saturday morning cartoons. There will be a graveside service at 2:00 p.m. at Riverview Heights Cemetery, 10th & Olympia Street, Kennewick, followed by a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. at Columbia Bible Church In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to Wongani's Hope (HAPO #1741720), an orphanage in Malawi that Joel supported.

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