Jessica Coats(1947 - 2013)

Jessica Marie Coats

St. George, UT

Jessica Marie Coats age 65 passed away returning home to the loving arms of our father in heaven on July 23, 2013, at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St George UT surround by family. She was born November 16, 1947 in Dragerton Ut, to Florence May Trentham and Jose Lorenzo Gallegos. She married the love of her life and eternal companion James Lee Coats on Sept 29, 1973 in Elko Nev. They were later sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

Jessica was a fighter and loved so deeply. She touched the lives of many, first with her love James then with her children teaching them to love and respect everyone they meet. Jessica had a great love for her grand-babies, saying that her gift for having her kids were her little jewels her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jessica was a member of the LDS church, were she held many callings of which Primary was her favorite. She loved learning all she could about the church and our Savior. Up to the last few years going to church was her best way to start her week. She was so thankful that the Young Men in the ward would bring her sacrament each and every sunday. She loved her Ward and all the members in it. She had a special love for her Bishop and his loving wife Sue.

Jessica worked for Iron County School District as a Paraeducater to Special Needs Children for ten years which was something she wanted from a very you age. She loved working everyday with these amazing kids teaching them and showing them the respect the needed. Working there also brought the Most amazing friends to her life her best friend Lucy and her adapted mom Stella. These women lover her for her heart and they stood by her to the end. Our family will for ever be thankful for these women for loving our Wife and mother.

Jessica had a smile and a laugh that lit up a room. Her family meant the world to her she will be forever missed by those who had had the privilege to know her.

Jessica is survived by her husband James Lee Coats, Children Patrick and (Rebecca) Coats, James Lee Coats JR and Afton Marie Coats, 12 Grandchildren and 3 Great-Grandchildren, Sisters Edith Day, Kathy Becthol , brothers Daniel and (Minnie) Gallegos, Ernest and (Karen) Gallegos. She is preceded in death by her parents Florence Mary Trentham and Jose Lorenzo Gallegos and Brother James Keith Trentham and, Niece Lisa Orin.

Mom I'll love you forever

I'll like you for always,

as long as I'm living

My Mommy you'll be.

Love Pat, Jim and Afton

Good bye and we all love you

Tell we Meet again!

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at 1:00 pm with a visitation starting at noon at the Panorama LDS Chapel 265 n. Mall Drive St George. There will be no interment. Family and friends are invited to share condolences on line at www.cremationcentersu.com

Funeral Home

Cremation Center of Southern Utah
1316 S. 400 E.  St. George, UT 84790
(435) 986-9100

Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on July 28, 2013