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Obituary: Joyce Elsie Cauthen

Joyce Cauthen

Joyce Cauthen


Joyce Elsie Cauthen

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) 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 can be made in her name to the Ash Fork First Southern Baptist Church or the Ash Fork Schools. 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.

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