Ratpaja Joe Phetmixay

03/11/1975 — 05/05/2013

From Pasco, WA, US | Born in Thakek Laos

Ratpaja Joe Phetmixay

Ratpaja Joe Phetmixay, beloved son of Phosa and Khamtanh Phetmixay passed away at the age of 38 on Sunday, May 5, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was able to leave peacefully surrounded by his closest family and friends.

Joe was born in Thakek, Laos and was the second of three children. Joe was extremely smart, kind, giving and caring. He lived his life surrounded by friends and family at all times and was loved by all. He was the big brother that was always true and loyal. As his friends would say, "When Joe loves you; he loves you to the fullest and was always there for you."

Joe enjoyed music and traveling but his true love was food. He was a huge foodie and enjoyed trying new foods and restaurants all of the time. He loved to experiment and was always coming up with new, "special recipes." Most of all Joe was a jokester and comedian, even to the very end.

Joe taught us all what the true meaning of friendship was and for that we are so very thankful to him.

Joe is survived by his mother, Khamtanh Phetmixay and his older sister Neenon Phetmixay, many cousins, aunts, uncles and most of all his brothers and sisters from another mother, in the US and in France.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Einan's Funeral Home and Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013 from 1:00pm-8:00pm at Einan's Funeral Home. The funeral service will held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 3:00pm at Einan's Funeral Home. Family inurnment will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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  • I was so sorry to learn that Joe had passed away. I worked with him Lamb-Weston Connell in the lab and he was so funny, a joy to work with. I wish all people could be more like Joe, always in a great mood and happy.

    Stella Scott
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, usa
  • Will always remember the sleepovers and pranks we used to all play on each other as kids. Glad you are now at peace and no longer suffering. Prayers out to the family!

    MIKAELA KHOUNNALA
    November 4, 2014
    VA, BEACH, VA
  • I was so sorry to learn that Joe had passed away. I worked with him Lamb-Weston Connell in the lab and he was so funny, a joy to work with. I wish all people could be more like Joe, always in a great mood and happy.

    Stella Scott
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, usa
  • Will always remember the sleepovers and pranks we used to all play on each other as kids. Glad you are now at peace and no longer suffering. Prayers out to the family!

    MIKAELA KHOUNNALA
    November 4, 2014
    VA, BEACH, VA
  • So sorry about Joe.He was my friend.We worked together in the lab at Lamb Weston.He will be missed.

    Cami Henry
    November 4, 2014
    Connell, WA, USA
  • Brother Joe,ty for ur memories u left us with. They will never b forgotten. Now u r place where we will meet again. Sry for not comin to c u when u were sick, I just wanted to remember u when u were healthy and strong. So now we say r goodbys but that is just for right now. Much luv brother Joe P……………

    -Johnny Syrychack-

    johnny syrychack
    November 4, 2014
    renton, WA, us
  • I will always Love You like the Big Brother you were to me. I saw Joe a few days before he passed and I asked him is there anything he could think of that he might want and he said, I dont want to hurt and to be happy. Then a few minutes later he asked me to Bring him a Big Miners Buger from Yakima cause he knew I lived down that way. So the next morning I woke up at 8:00am drove to Yakima, got him his buger just the way he asked for it.Then I drove right back to Pasco with my mother to deliver Joes wish. I walked in and Joe saw me and smiled when I showed him his burger and then he drifted off back to sleep. I gave him a kiss on his forehead and said “Good Bye I Love You Joe.” I will always miss you. Love always your little sis…

    Kim Supnet
    November 4, 2014
    Toppenish, WA, Yakima