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Obituary: Joyce Coates

Joyce Coates

Joyce Coates

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.

A celebration of Joyce's life will be at 1 p.m. on Jan. 16, 2016 at Willow Hills Baptist Church, 1071 Mogollon Road, Prescott, Arizona.

Chino Valley Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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