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Joan Marie Gay


1944 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Joan Marie Gay Obituary
Joan Marie Gay, 71, lifetime Blackfoot resident, passed away Friday, December 11, 2015 at the home of her son, Scott Gay.
Joan was born June 21, 1944 in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Louis and Geneva Wanda Chandler Rossi. She grew-up in Pingree and attended school in Snake River, graduating from Snake River High School.
On June 15, 1962 she married, the love of her life, Gary Milton Gay. Gary preceded her in death on April 13, 2011.
Joan was baptized in the Episcopal Church in 1983.
She worked for Dr. Miller for several years, she also worked as an insurance agent for over 20 years, with Lee Mathie Insurance and Tandy and Wood Insurance.
Joan enjoyed bowling and was a member of various leagues. Her hobbies included: quilting, making Christmas candy, hunting and camping. She loved the times spent with her family.
She is survived by her sons, Jim (Renee) Gay, of Raymore, Missouri and Scott (Janet) Gay, of Blackfoot; three grandchildren: Sunnie (Lathan) Jokinen, Cheyenne (Nevada) Clark and Jonathan Tyler Gay and three great grandchildren: Libby Clark, Joezzie Jokinen and Riggin Jokinen and one brother, Dave Rossi.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Milton Gay, her parents and one sister, Louina Newsom.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot. The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at the funeral home and again for one hour prior to services. Condolences may be sent to: www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Dec. 16, 2015
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