Joy Cole (1957 - 2018)

Obituary
  • "Our heartfelt sympathy at the loss of Sweet Joy."
    - Larry & Lou Ann Sutton
  • "Our condolences to the family. May God fulfill his promise..."
  • "As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's..."

Joy Darlene Cole
July 27,1957 - July 17,2018
Joy Darlene (Clarkson) Cole, passed away at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Boise on July 17, 2018. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 11 AM on Saturday August 25, 2018 at the Ola Community Center located in Ola, Idaho. Joy was born July 27, 1957 in Council, Idaho to Patty and Elvin Clarkson. As a youngster, Joy lived in many parts of Idaho including Tamarack, McCall, Nampa, New Meadows, and Coeur d'Alene, (where she graduated from High School in 1975). Joy married Robert Mark Cole on May 28th, 1983 and was his beloved wife, and best friend for over 35 years. Joy had three children (from a prior marriage to Jeff Johnson) and Mark and Joy had an additional three children. Joy loved her family deeply and greatly enjoyed caring for others. She had a beautiful smile and a quick sense of humor. In addition to being a wonderful wife and mother, Joy was also a Sign Language Interpreter and Paraprofessional for special education classes in the Emmett Idaho School District where she shared her quiet love and kindness for over 20 years to the benefit of many children. Joy enjoyed taking pictures of the landscape and animals she encountered on her daily country commute to work. These she shared with her co-workers and students as they were often quite different from what most people encounter on their average city drive. Joy won awards for some of her landscape pictures. She also enjoyed drawing, painting and tatting (creating handmade lace). Playing pinochle with the family while eating homemade fudge was also a favorite. Joy is preceded in death by all her grandparents, her brother Jonathan, and two grandchildren. Joy is survived by her loving husband, Robert Mark Cole, both her parents, her three sons, Christopher Johnson (Rebecca), Jeffery Johnson (Amanda), and Jonathon Cole (Crystal); and three daughters, Jennifer Johnson Tibbets, Julia Cole-Spracklen (Nathaniel), and Rebecca Cole Hart; her siblings Jerry Clarkson (Kerri), Carol Clarkson Timm (Steve); and her grandchildren, Kelzy, Dean, Megan Johnson; Faith Greenough, Dodge Tibbets, Cheyenne Pederson, Damian, Brianna Johnson; Sage Spracklen, Iilia Coleman, Misty, Kaylin, Jonelle Cole; Anthony, Monique, Aeron Hart.

Published in Emmett Messenger Index from Aug. 4 to Aug. 31, 2018