Joy Foose

Joy Arlene Phippen Cotterell Foose, 78, of Idaho Falls, passed away Friday, June 6, 2014, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

Joy was born Feb. 5, 1936, to Altha and Merlyn Phippen. She was born and raised in Idaho Falls.

In October 1953, she married Melvin Adrian Cotterell. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.

She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Joy lived a very active life. She enjoyed reading, shopping on QVC, following her grandchildren on social media and was an active participant in the Red Hat Society. Joy loved to cook and bake and often did so for other people. She loved spending time with her family and her dog, Fritz.

Joy is survived by her loving children, Tanya Lyn Cotterell Berlingieri of Idaho Fall, Dirk (Lilly Ann) Cotterell of Draper, Utah, Darren (Tammy) Cotterell of Decatur, Texas, and Tamra (Gary) Vaupel of Salina, Kans.; brothers, Terry (Rita) Phippen and Mike (Tamara) Phippen; her sister-in-law, Nancy Phippen; 14 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Jay Phippen.

Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday, June 11, at the Ammon West Stake Center, 2055 Coronado St., under the direction of Wood Funeral Home. The family will meet with friends from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Funeral Home

Wood Funeral Home
273 North Ridge Avenue Idaho Falls, ID 83402
(208) 522-2751

Published in Post Register on June 8, 2014