Mrs. Joy A. Deighton

August 5, 1915February 10, 2011

Joy Amalie Deighton Aug. 5, 1918 – Feb. 10, 2011

Joy Amalie Deighton passed away on February 10, 2011 at age 93. She was born in Rosetown, Saskatoon, Canada on August 5, 1918 to Joseph and Josephine Suchy who moved from Kansas to homestead in Canada in the early 1900s. While in Canada, Joy and five sisters were born before the family returned to Kansas. Joy graduated from Great Bend (Kansas) High School in 1936 with honors. While at Great Bend High, Joy was an active member of the school symphony band, marching band, and drama club. She is preceded in death by her parents, her five sisters, and her husband of 52 years, Verne W. Deighton, who passed in 1988. Verne and Joy moved to Colorado Springs in 1950. They were members of St. Paul’s Catholic Church where Joy was a charter member of the St Paul’s choir and a member of the Altar Society. She also sang with the Sweet Adeline’s for a number of years.

She is survived by twin sons Darryl and Duane Deighton of Colorado Springs and daughter Mardee Kaus of Houston; nine grandchildren: Kenneth Minnick, James Minnick II, David Deighton, John Deighton, Darryl Deighton, Jr., Samuel Deighton, Belinda Deighton Abney, Ashley McCown and Colin McCown, and eleven great-grandchildren.

Interment will be at Memorial Gardens in Colorado Springs on Wednesday, February 16th. Viewing is at 9:00 am and the burial service follows at 10:00 am.

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Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Gardens Cemetery & Funeral Home, Colorado Springs, CO.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 16, 2011
  • Funeral service Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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February 28, 2011

Sending prayers to Joy's beloved family. I loved and admired her so very much. Remembering how much she loved her tiny poodles, we are sending memorial in her name to the Hawaii Humane Society. Would love to be in contact with you guys again, mail or email address would be nice. Lois (Deighton) and Clay Thompson.

Don & Claire Deighton

February 23, 2011

Dear Darryl, Duane, and Mardee from your cousin Don Deighton. Your mother lived a full life. I still remember visiting with her last in 2006. She mentioned things that I long forgot. Claire and I are thankful for her full vibrant life and love for her family. Her husband Verne, brother Clarence, and my dad Clyde were all part of that generation. Thanks to all who preceded us for their hard work in the American spirit. May God Bless Joy for her family dedication and Life.

Bobbi Davis

February 15, 2011

Belinda, Sam, David,
My thoughts are with you at your time of sadness.

Bobbi Davis

February 15, 2011

Duane and Darryl,
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My prayers are with you and your families at your time of sorrow.
Bobbi Davis
Colorado Springs


February 15, 2011


I am saddened to hear of the death of Joy Deighton...who was a 1st cousin to MY Mother, the late Gloria (Riedl) Marples.

Joy & Gloria's mothers were sisters to each other via the "HAMPEL" line of the family which was from around the Olmitz and Great Bend areas in Barton County, Kansas.

On various occasions: I would drive my Mom & myself out to Colo Springs to see mom's twin Dolores (Riedl) Myers who lived in that city, too. We would visit with Joy on almost every occasion we could. ...and I also drove over to Joy Deighton's house a couple of times 'solo' myself, after my mom's death. Joy Deighton was a charming Lady. She had a good head for business-matters......and always remembered her family roots ---whether it was Kansas or her birth in Canada.

She will be missed.

May Almighty God bless her whole family, and bring them peace.

Kind regards from your cousin,


14 Febr. 2011


Carol M

February 15, 2011

My sincere condolensces to the family and friends. Joy was a very interesting and classy lady. Carol M.

February 14, 2011

Belinda, Sam, David and families, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that I care and that you are in my prayers. Love to you all, - Cousin Nell Morton

Sheila Thomas

February 14, 2011

So very sorry for your loss.

Amanda Thompson

February 14, 2011

Joy it was such a pleasure to know you. you always brought a smile to my face when i saw you. I loved your bright orange hair and nails, so original. you will be missed and loved.

Kim and Wayne Sharples

February 14, 2011

We are sorry to hear about Joy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.