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Joy Lynn Foy

Mar 22, 1936 - Dec 12, 2017
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 Joy Lynn (Heintz) Foy

Joy Lynn Heintz was born in Bowdle, South Dakota to Adam and Susie Heintz. The family moved to the Yakima Valley in May 1936.

 Joy attended St. Paul grade school and Saint Joseph Academy all girls high school graduating in 1954. Joy married her high school sweetheart Gerald Leonard Foy in 1955. They celebrated their 61st anniversary on October the 8th 2017. They were blessed with 5 children. Greg J. Foy (Laurie), Richard L. Foy, Therese L. (Foy) Backholm (Doug), Tammie M.(Foy) Corrigan (Terrance) and Geoff E. Foy, (Bonny Giardian). Jerry and Joy spent many cherished family times with fourteen grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren. Joy was proceeded in death by her parents and her eight siblings.

 Catholic Faith has been the strength in Joy’s life which she shared with Jerry.

Joy’s life was filled with stage plays in high school, church ministries in each Parish they lived in and 15 years as an instructor in “The Followers of Christ” ecumenical community of Adults with special needs, sponsored by the Diocese of Yakima. Working with this group strengthened Joy’s faith. The groups’ families were very dear to Joy. Their love and care of each other were close to her heart.

  “of all the things I could ever want for you, I wish this more than life: Love the

  Lord with all your heart, all your soul, and your mind and strength” Mark 10/20

 Joy celebrated her final Christmas in Heaven with Jesus and all her relatives. She passed Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in her home surrounded by her loving family. She thanks you for all your prayers and love.

 Memorial Mass of Christian Burial is being held at St Michael’s Parish in Olympia on Friday, January 26, 2018 at noon. Inurnment is Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.  


Funeral Information

Funeral service

Jan 26, 2018:12:00pm

St. Michael Parish

1208 11th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501




Calvary Cemetery

1405 S 24th Ave Yakima WA 98902