Originally Published: January 21, 2018 6:05 a.m.
We would like to share with our family and friends that our beloved mother, Joyce Elsie Cauthen, passed through Heaven’s Gate Tuesday morning, Jan. 17, 2018.
Joyce, a wonderful woman, was born in Roaring Springs, Texas, on Feb. 16, 1930, to RC and Trilby Anderson. She married John Thomas Cauthen (Tommie) on June 15, 1948. They shared 63 years in a loving union until his death in 2011.
Joyce is survived by her sister, Clara Fernow; her children, Karen Schreiner (John), John Cauthen (Terry Ann) and Beverly Girl (Alan); eight grandchildren, Holli, Cliff, Kelli, Tom, Jesse, David, Karri, and Curtis Dale; 17 great-grandchildren, Bailey, Jonah, Austin, Brice, Kelsie, Jordyn, Morgen, McKynna, Shaelynn, Paetyn, Jaedynn, Brittanie, Jacob, Weston, Garrett, Katelyn and John; and two great-great-granddaughters, Rylee and Paisley. Over the years, Joyce opened her home and heart to many other children.
Joyce was an Ash Fork Schools employee as well as a graduate, as were her children and five of her grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to the Ash Fork First Southern Baptist Church or the Ash Fork Schools in her name. Thank you, Joyce, Momma, Gram, Big Gram for our life.
Services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 23, in Ash Fork, Arizona, with private family services, followed by Community Graveside Services at the Ash Fork Cemetery at 12:30 p.m.
ABC Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.
Information provided by survivors.