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“Art and Joyce are family friends. Joyce had such a big heart and was such a sweet lady, she will be missed. Art, we are praying for you and your...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Ashley Dougan - Chino Valley, AZ

“God bless, Art. You and your Family will be in my thoughts. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Britt Staffield - Mobest, AZ

“Joyce was a special lady who enriched my life over the years. I'll miss her smile and contagious laugh. Your loss is shared by many of her...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Lucille Basinger Wanee - Chico, CA

“Sorry for the loss of your wife and your mother. May the love and support of family and friends (Proverbs 17:17) help you to endure. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Pat

“Art, I remember meeting Joyce one time at a get together after a General Committee, years ago, at your new house. A gracious lady. I lost my wife of...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Chris Witt - Los Lunas, NM

“We will miss you very much. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Glen and Delores Ringler - AZ

“I know how you feel Brother..I lost my Norma..We also have a wonderful Lord & Savior,, Take care ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: John Stevenson

“Our condolences to you and your family. God bless. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Jim & Debbie Phelps - Phoenix, AZ

“Joyce was a wonderful woman and she will be missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with Art and the family. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Stu & Toni Johnson - Lakeside, AZ

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Richard Prevo - ShowLow, AZ

“Love you and miss Aunt Joyce! ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Frosty Coates-Adams - Prescott, AZ


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Joyce Coates, 81, of Paulden, Arizona passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at approximately 8:45 pm with her husband and daughter Phyllis by her side. Joyce grew up in Prescott, Arizona and married Art, her high school sweetheart, in 1952. They were married for 63 years.

She is survived by her husband Arthur J. Coates; two daughters: Phyllis Gaylord and Perri Benemelis; son Charles Coates; grandson Anthony Coates; granddaughters Leslie Reid and Dayna Coates; and great granddaughters Selene and Katarina Fielding.

A celebration of Joyce's life will be scheduled sometime in January.

Chino Valley Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.