Jual Elizabeth Willis Coates

05/28/1918 — 07/08/2003

From Benton, City, WA, US | Born in Burkburnett, Texas

Jual Elizabeth Willis Coates

Jual Elizabeth Willis Coates, 85, of Benton City, WA died in the loving hands of her sister, Dorotha Muir on Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House in Kennewick, WA.

Jual was born May 28, 1918, in Burkburnett, TX.  Her father was an engineer in the oil fields of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas taking his family with him.  Sometimes they lived in tent villages.  Jual graduated from high school in Tribbey, OK the first in her family to graduate high school.

In 1938, Jual moved to Nampa, Idaho where she met Franklin Coates. They were married on April 25, 1939. They were married 64 years. She was able to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversaries of her grandparents, her parents, and her own.

She and her family moved to Benton County in 1947. They moved to Benton City in 1950.

Jual was a homemaker and mother, raising three sons and numerous foster children. She loved performing craftwork, was an accomplished artist and a gardener especially in growing roses.

She is survived by her husband, Franklin Coates, Benton City, WA, sisters, Dortha Muir, Anchorage, AK, Norma Smith, Benton City, WA; brother, Virgil “Bud” Willis, Benton City, WA, sons, Ronal Claudia Coates, Richland, WA, Larry Mary Coates, Richland, WA, Dickie Coates, Benton City, WA; closest friend for 50+ years, Liselotte “Lil” Martinson, Benton City, WA; extended family:  Patricia Grogan, Benton City, WA, Tressa Watts, Benton City, WA, Mandy Pearson, Benton City, WA and 4 extended grandchildren, 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, William E. Willis; mother, Eva B. Willis; sisters, Magelina Cradduck, Anna Hawkins “Peg”, Opal Willis died at age 2 ½, brothers, Raymond Willis, Bill Willis, Charles Willis, Jerry Willis, and extended family, Kalleen Cook.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2003, in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Richland, WA.

Visitation will be at Einan’s Funeral Home from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2003.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jual’s memory to Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House, 2108 W. Entiat Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336.

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  • We have always enjoyed our visits with Jual and Frank. On top of having a great spirit and sense of humor, she was a very talented artist. We will always cherish the paintings she gave us. We had a wonderful visit at their 50th wedding anniversary and family reunion.

    Michael and Angela Coates
    November 4, 2014
    Nampa, ID, US
  • Love you Mom, I know you are in a happier place.

    Larry &

    Family

    Larry Coates
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Aunt Jual,

    You well always live in my heart and mind and in my memorys for ever.All your supportive and kind things you would always tell me meant so much to me.Tomato soup lunches well never be the same.Memorys of the cabin and Dad telling you jokes and mom and you going to art together and the family reunions and all the time shared at your house and ours just means so much to me. Just so many precious memiorys each good and treasured.You smile and laughter and talking about politics and sports and the kids and all is such fond memorys. I still have the frist Avon you gave me many years ago.All these is precious to me but the greatest gift you gave to me that I treasure above all things Aunt Jual is the gift you gave me is YOU! You just being you! In all that you are!There well never be another like you! You had a gift of being able to make each person feel as if there was no one else in the whole world that could possible share a love deeper or more meaningful than the one you shared with them. You made each person special to you.The Lord is Lucky to have you back with him. I thank the Lord for choosing our family and friend to be the one that the Lord let share your life.Truly a gift to us all.Your spirit well live on in all of us. I love you very much Aunt Jual and always well!

    Love ya,

    Rose West

    Rose West
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA, US
  • We were so grateful to be able to spend your last days with you. We know your in a happier place with our loving lord and savoir. Love Dick & Mike

    Dickie & Michael Coates
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City,, WA, WA, US
  • My thoughts are with you today and always, but today especially. You were a guilding light for me when it came to a lot of things. Canning being one of them. Still to this day I use the recipe you gave me for apple butter and think of you each time i make it. Your smile was a heart felt smile you always seemed to have it for all to see and you were the kindest person when I fist came to Benton City. You will be missed very much by all . I Love you Jual.

    Bobbi Warren
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA, US
  • I will miss your smiling face. You run through my thoughts more than you could imagine. We grew apart with distance then time, but never in my mind or heart. When I thing of happy times as a child you are always there. Eating your Bugle Chips, catching ants in your jam jars, to listening to Dickies Beattles music. I know Grandpa had a party Tuesday morning to welcome you home. I will never forget. See ya!

    LOVE Me

    Jeri Wilmes Gibson
    November 4, 2014
    Aurora, OR, US
  • Dear Grandma,

    You excelled at so many things but I will remember you as Friend, Teacher, Caregiver, Guidance Counselor and Personal Angel. You would use these wonderful skills to bring a smile to a long face or to help anyone in need. I will remember my Grandmother as one who was always there no matter the situation.

    When I was a little tyke, we would cook together. You would let me pit the cherries which would be used to make one of many tasty dishes. Although my little hands moved slowly, you didn’t care because the time we spent together was always the most important ingredient.

    I went shopping with you on many occasions. On one of these trips I went exploring and lost site of you and thus was lost for the first of many times. Although, you were only feet away on the other side of cloth’s racks, the fear that overcame me was great. After a short moment which seemed like hours, I finally saw you, I ran up and grabbed your leg tightly. I don’t know if you knew it, but at that moment, you had just saved me from many monsters which had been conjured in my mind. You just looked calmly and smiled as you tried to figure out why I was clutching your leg while a tear or two raced from my eyes.

    Grandma, For a long time you encouraged me as I attempted to stretch my legs. Remember, I needed longer legs before I could drive the tractor. I would hang from trees and take long steps while walking because these were notable methods for stretching legs.

    I remember numerous conversations which took place at the dinner table while enjoying what was prepared. We would talk about many things but mostly things going on in my life. I know these talks were spawned by your love and compassion for others. I must also note that nobody could cook like you, Grandma. I will always remember If it’s black, it’s done and good for the system.

    Your support during the early days of my marriage when so many changes were taking place was so important to me but more over Mary. You always made her feel special and gave her comfort as you assured her that she was a member of the family. You were always there when she needed to talk about marriage with a Coates male which we know isn’t always easy.

    Even during our last conversation in the hospital, your concern about others was paramount. You wanted my blessing and understanding as you explained that you were ready to leave your tired body behind to join the Lord and others who had previously crossed. Your character again showed as our conversation continued about your role in heaven. Everyone should feel fortunate because your new role finds you preparing places for us left behind.

    Until We Meet Again In Heaven, I Love You!

    Tim Coates & Family

    Tim Coates & Family
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • very sorry for her passing weEarl,Shawnawish we could have attended.

    Kelly

    Kelly Coates
    November 4, 2014
    Melba, ID, US
  • Aunt Jual will always be in my heart. You will truely be missed.

    Linda Nunn Coates

    Linda Nunn
    November 4, 2014
    Hayden, ID, US
  • I wish That I could have been there. I had many a good meal there and a few good card games. Jual was a great gal and will be missed by all. Jim Gibson

    Janes Gibson
    November 4, 2014
    Mesa, Az,, 85206, US
  • We have always enjoyed our visits with Jual and Frank. On top of having a great spirit and sense of humor, she was a very talented artist. We will always cherish the paintings she gave us. We had a wonderful visit at their 50th wedding anniversary and family reunion.

    Michael and Angela Coates
    November 4, 2014
    Nampa, ID, US
  • Love you Mom, I know you are in a happier place.

    Larry &

    Family

    Larry Coates
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Aunt Jual,

    You well always live in my heart and mind and in my memorys for ever.All your supportive and kind things you would always tell me meant so much to me.Tomato soup lunches well never be the same.Memorys of the cabin and Dad telling you jokes and mom and you going to art together and the family reunions and all the time shared at your house and ours just means so much to me. Just so many precious memiorys each good and treasured.You smile and laughter and talking about politics and sports and the kids and all is such fond memorys. I still have the frist Avon you gave me many years ago.All these is precious to me but the greatest gift you gave to me that I treasure above all things Aunt Jual is the gift you gave me is YOU! You just being you! In all that you are!There well never be another like you! You had a gift of being able to make each person feel as if there was no one else in the whole world that could possible share a love deeper or more meaningful than the one you shared with them. You made each person special to you.The Lord is Lucky to have you back with him. I thank the Lord for choosing our family and friend to be the one that the Lord let share your life.Truly a gift to us all.Your spirit well live on in all of us. I love you very much Aunt Jual and always well!

    Love ya,

    Rose West

    Rose West
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA, US
  • We were so grateful to be able to spend your last days with you. We know your in a happier place with our loving lord and savoir. Love Dick & Mike

    Dickie & Michael Coates
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City,, WA, WA, US
  • My thoughts are with you today and always, but today especially. You were a guilding light for me when it came to a lot of things. Canning being one of them. Still to this day I use the recipe you gave me for apple butter and think of you each time i make it. Your smile was a heart felt smile you always seemed to have it for all to see and you were the kindest person when I fist came to Benton City. You will be missed very much by all . I Love you Jual.

    Bobbi Warren
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA, US
  • I will miss your smiling face. You run through my thoughts more than you could imagine. We grew apart with distance then time, but never in my mind or heart. When I thing of happy times as a child you are always there. Eating your Bugle Chips, catching ants in your jam jars, to listening to Dickies Beattles music. I know Grandpa had a party Tuesday morning to welcome you home. I will never forget. See ya!

    LOVE Me

    Jeri Wilmes Gibson
    November 4, 2014
    Aurora, OR, US
  • Dear Grandma,

    You excelled at so many things but I will remember you as Friend, Teacher, Caregiver, Guidance Counselor and Personal Angel. You would use these wonderful skills to bring a smile to a long face or to help anyone in need. I will remember my Grandmother as one who was always there no matter the situation.

    When I was a little tyke, we would cook together. You would let me pit the cherries which would be used to make one of many tasty dishes. Although my little hands moved slowly, you didn’t care because the time we spent together was always the most important ingredient.

    I went shopping with you on many occasions. On one of these trips I went exploring and lost site of you and thus was lost for the first of many times. Although, you were only feet away on the other side of cloth’s racks, the fear that overcame me was great. After a short moment which seemed like hours, I finally saw you, I ran up and grabbed your leg tightly. I don’t know if you knew it, but at that moment, you had just saved me from many monsters which had been conjured in my mind. You just looked calmly and smiled as you tried to figure out why I was clutching your leg while a tear or two raced from my eyes.

    Grandma, For a long time you encouraged me as I attempted to stretch my legs. Remember, I needed longer legs before I could drive the tractor. I would hang from trees and take long steps while walking because these were notable methods for stretching legs.

    I remember numerous conversations which took place at the dinner table while enjoying what was prepared. We would talk about many things but mostly things going on in my life. I know these talks were spawned by your love and compassion for others. I must also note that nobody could cook like you, Grandma. I will always remember If it’s black, it’s done and good for the system.

    Your support during the early days of my marriage when so many changes were taking place was so important to me but more over Mary. You always made her feel special and gave her comfort as you assured her that she was a member of the family. You were always there when she needed to talk about marriage with a Coates male which we know isn’t always easy.

    Even during our last conversation in the hospital, your concern about others was paramount. You wanted my blessing and understanding as you explained that you were ready to leave your tired body behind to join the Lord and others who had previously crossed. Your character again showed as our conversation continued about your role in heaven. Everyone should feel fortunate because your new role finds you preparing places for us left behind.

    Until We Meet Again In Heaven, I Love You!

    Tim Coates & Family

    Tim Coates & Family
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • very sorry for her passing weEarl,Shawnawish we could have attended.

    Kelly

    Kelly Coates
    November 4, 2014
    Melba, ID, US
  • Aunt Jual will always be in my heart. You will truely be missed.

    Linda Nunn Coates

    Linda Nunn
    November 4, 2014
    Hayden, ID, US
  • I wish That I could have been there. I had many a good meal there and a few good card games. Jual was a great gal and will be missed by all. Jim Gibson

    Janes Gibson
    November 4, 2014
    Mesa, Az,, 85206, US
  • Dearest Grandma Jual,

    You have enriched the lives of many; I know you have enriched mine.

    I feel so blessed to have had such a wonderfully kind and loving Grandmother.

    I will always charish the times we spent together. You have given me the most wonderful gift in teaching me of the Lord and demonstrating His gentle and tender love.

    Memories of joyful times in my childhood I spent at your farm are so precious to me. I recall fondly caring for the animals, gathering eggs, picking plums, canning fruit and playing in the gorgeous rose garden your nurturing hands tended.

    I so enjoyed working with you and hearing your stories. I learned so much in the special times we shared. Many people now-days don’t spend time with their loved ones but you did Grandma. So many people have benefitted from your faithfulness to be a source of support and encouragement for others. You were always so steady; such a pillar of strength in our family. I see now that you were the one who brought us and kept us together as a family; You were at the heart every family gathering.

    We have lost so much in losing you, but I know that I am a better person for knowing you. I pray God will help me to learn the valuable lessons you left for us; to love and to be-there for those we love. Thank you Grandma for all you were to all of us; Your named fit you so well– You were our precious Jual.

    I will love you always,

    ‘Deede’

    Wendi Coates Barnes
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US