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Obituary of Joyce Diana Vasquez
Joyce Diana Vasquez (Coates), 80, of Boise ID passed peacefully on April 19, 2023, at home surrounded by her family. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday April 26th at Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, 112 N. 9th St, Payette, ID. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Payette, ID. Condolences may be made to Joyces family at shafferjensen.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette, Idaho.
She was born March 20, 1943 in Arpelar, Ok. She was the daughter of Allen Coates and Elsie Creech. Joyce attended Boise High School. After school she moved to San Jose, California where she met her husband, John. They went on to have 14 children and adopted 2 more. Raising her children was a full-time job in itself, but Joyce still worked hard to help support her family. In 1982 the family moved to Payette Idaho and then in 1989 they made their home in the Treasure Valley Area. Joyce loved her grandchildren and helped raise many of them as well. Her heart was full when the grandkids were close.
Joyce is survived by a large family, Katrinda, John Jr, Mike, Ernestina, Michelle, Christina, Gloria, Robert, Steven, Travis, Rachel, Louis, and Wayne. She has 54 grandchildren, 67 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Granddaughters Christina, Shailynn and Arianna helped her in countless ways.
Joyce is preceded by her husband John, sons Fred and Kevin (Scooter), daughter Debra, and grandchildren Cheyenne, Angellee, Bella, and Brodie.
She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
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