OBITUARY

Joy E. Froehlich

May 19, 1940March 23, 2021
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Joy Elaine Froehlich passed away peacefully on March 23, 2021, at Cottage in the Meadow, after a long battle with cancer.

Joy was born in Crookston, Minnesota, to Margaret (Weichelt) and Raymond Scully. When Joy was very young, the family moved to Washington State and settled in the Naches area. She grew up in Naches and later moved to Yakima where she married, raised a family and lived the remainder of her life.

She retired from the Yakima School District where she loved her job working with students who had special needs. Prior to the Yakima School District, Joy worked in church kindergarten classes and felt fortunate to eventually have all her granddaughters as students. Before she found her love of teaching, she worked at various jobs to send her three sons through St. Paul’s School, and then on through graduation: two from Carroll High and one from Eisenhower High.

Joy enjoyed many years of camping and fishing trips with her husband Gerald and her three sons. More recently, she looked forward to her weekly Sunday brunch after Mass, taking cruises and attending other activities with a special group of friends from St. Paul’s Church. Joy loved to sew, knit and crochet. She was extremely talented and made many beautiful and thoughtful items for her family. She also enjoyed making items for local holiday bazaars.

Joy is survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law, five granddaughters, and five great-grandchildren: Joel (Tammy) Froehlich and their daughters Michelle and Kristin; Jesse (Chris) Froehlich and their daughters, Kim (Joey) Wallberg and their children Dalton, Mya, Kaleb and Teigan, and daughter Kari (Jamie) Thompson and their son Austin; Jerome (Teresa) Froehlich and their daughter Chelsea (Kirtis) Norvell. She is also survived by her very close, long-time friends Jerry and Gaelynn Cecil; her nieces, Christina (Bill) Sauriol, Sandra Riley and Lori Hadley; her sister-in-law, Patricia Scully; and her step-niece, Charlotte McClain Barajas as well as many great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband (Gerald), mother (Margaret), father (Raymond), brother (Dan), sister (Bonita), nephew (Daniel Shawn Scully), and former sister-in-law (Judy Scully).

Joy’s family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff at Summitview Health Care Center, for the wonderful care they provided to her over these last few months.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Keith & Keith Funeral Home, 902 W. Yakima Avenue, Yakima, Washington 98902.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, May 31, 2021 at 11:00 am, at St. Paul Cathedral, 15 S. 12th Avenue, Yakima, Washington 98902. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be share at www.keithandkeith.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Joy is survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law, five granddaughters, and five great-grandchildren: Joel (Tammy) Froehlich and their daughters Michelle and Kristin; Jesse (Chris) Froehlich and their daughters, Kim (Joey) Wallberg and their children Dalton, Mya, Kaleb and Teigan, and daughter Kari (Jamie) Thompson and their son Austin; Jerome (Teresa) Froehlich and their daughter Chelsea (Kirtis) Norvell. She is also survived by her very close, long-time friends Jerry and Gaelynn Cecil; her nieces, Christina (Bill) Sauriol, Sandra Riley and Lori Hadley; her sister-in-law, Patricia Scully; and her step-niece, Charlotte McClain Barajas as well as many great-nieces and nephews.


    She was preceded in death by her husband (Gerald), mother (Margaret), father (Raymond), brother (Dan), sister (Bonita), nephew (Daniel Shawn Scully), and former sister-in-law (Judy Scully).
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jesse Froehlich
  • Joel Froehlich
  • Jamie Thompson
  • Joey Wallberg
  • Curtis Norvell
  • Bill Sauriol
  • Jerome Froehlich, Honorary

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Spencer Hatton

March 31, 2021

If you ever wanted to have a teacher’s aide who’s warm, caring, considerate and loving, Joy was that person. She was always the first one at Eisenhower High School to greet our son Jed as he got off the bus and walk with him to Mrs. Elaine Rovetto’s classroom. She would be at Jed’s side as he ventured off to various classrooms where he was taught sewing, typing and cooking. She cheered Jed on when he succeeded and encouraged him when things didn’t go as planned. And she always made sure that when Jed stood in line for lunch, a slice of pizza was waiting for him. At the end of the school day, she would be the last one to wave to Jed as he stepped aboard the school bus and headed for home. Joy was not just another teacher’s aide. She was the best.

Nancy Moore

March 30, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Joy at Eisenhower High School when she was in Elaine Rovettos class. She was a pleasure to be around and was full of life, commenting on the children whose parents she had in preschool. The students in Elaines class made Joy a quilt for a thank you in helping them sew stuffed animals. She was a special lady.

Mary Payment

March 29, 2021

Deep condolences to all my cousins on the passing of Aunt Joy. I'm very sorry to here of this. Life is too short. All we can do is cherish memories. Take care all of you. Your in my prayers as is Aunt Joy.😢

Bonnie and Bernie Chouinard

March 29, 2021

Bernie and Joy are cousins. May she Rest In Peace. She left her family with many loving memories.
Bonnie

richard Boyd MD

March 26, 2021

my sincere sympathies to the Froehlich family on the loss of Joy. She was a delightful patient in my medical office. We had any wonderful conversations about her life. I was blessed to be her doctor. May she rest in peace. richard boyd md

Shirley Short

March 26, 2021

Joy was appropriately named. She was dear to me. Her spirit inspired me as she was “joyful” even through her many health struggles. In my memory I can hear her voice, her laugh and see her smile. She was a dear and loved friend. Joy loved our Lord and is safe and without pain now. You are all in our prayers. Love aunt Shirley

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