Joanne DeCoste
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Joanne DeCoste

11/13/1933 -


Joanne Whitehurst DeCoste (84) of Jacksonville passed away at home peacefully with family by her side.

She was born in Massachusetts on November 13th, 1933. With her mother sick and her father in the military, Joanne was raised by relatives in the South and in New England. Growing up she cherished visiting her brother Eddy. She played college basketball in Connecticut. She married a military man and raised four children living in many places.

She loved numbers and worked as a bookkeeper and for many years as an Avon Lady. She loved traveling abroad and found creative ways to afford it such as being a company courier. She volunteered as an usher at concerts and at Gem and Mineral clubs.

Joanne also loved classical music, church, watching sports and being with her family and her cat Miss Molly.

She is survived and will be missed by her two sisters Kris and Jane of Florida, her four children, Margaret of Virginia, Dianna of California, Jack of Oregon and Stephen of Virginia, her 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

A private family service will be held at Memory Gardens.

Funeral Home
Printed Obituary
Published in the Mail Tribune
on September 9, 2018
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