Joan's Story

BEDFORD, TX - Joan Costigan Coates was born April 18, 1929 in Bangor, ME. We are grieved to share she went to be with the Lord on August 24, 2015 at the age of 86. She passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family and friends after a long battle with Alzheimer's.

Joan will be laid to rest with her husband and son Saturday 8/28 at New Hope Cemetery, Sunnyvale TX.

Joan was the beloved wife of her husband Walter for 58 years. She was talented in hand-craft and an adored friend, sister, mother, and grandmother. Her loss will be felt by many whom she impacted with kindness, a listening ear, and sweet smile. Grandchildren meant the world to her and there was nothing that made her happier than being surrounded by children and books!

She was preceded in death by her husband Walter Coates and eldest son David Coates and sibling David Costigan. Survivors include: her siblings "Bud" Allen Costigan and wife Fran, Ellen Perkins, and Judy Shirk and many nieces and nephews. Children: daughter Beverly Jones and husband Ted. Son Robert Coates and his wife Kathy. 9 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 1 great, great grandchild.
Published in Bangor Daily News
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