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“She would always tell me I had to try "Real Texas BBQ". When we finally had BBQ in Texas for the first time together all we could find was Toad's...Read More »
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Joyce Coates, 81, of Paulden, Arizona passed away Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 at approximately 8:45 p.m. 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.

Chino Valley Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.