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In Memory

Andy Joy

Andy Joy

Maurice Andrew Joy     September 15, 1945 - December 31, 2017

"Do not be grieved for the joy of Lord is your strength" -Nehemiah 8:10
Rejoice! Our brother is with the Lord. On Sunday morning December 31, 2017, Andy went to his Father's house peacefully. He was born in Flagstaff, Arizona on September 15, 1945 to Maurice Goss and Dovey "DeeDee" Harrell. He was raised by his mother DeeDee, whom he took care of for years.

Andy graduated from Edmonds High, and was drafted into the Army. He was a Vietnam veteran and worked as a mechanic at Boeing for 24 years, retiring in 2010.

Andy attended and was baptized at Arlington First Baptist Church. He treasured his grandchildren and loved them dearly, and lived his final years with his wife, Merri Joy.

Andy loved fishing, boating, and trips to Chelan. He loved animals and treasured his golden retriever, Lucy. Andy is survived by his brother, Raymond (My-Thi); his wife, Merri; and children, Dylan (Angela), Bryan "Duke" (Simone); Sheliah and Nathaniel; and his grandchildren, Kyle, Marissa (Matt), Ethan, Elijah, and Amara.

Published in The Herald (Everett) on Jan. 14, 2018


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01/14/18 10:17 AM #1    

Jim Passi

andy joy  was a fun guy to hang with

i knew him perty well


01/15/18 12:21 PM #2    

Lee Meaker (Seitz)

Andy made me laugh!! Was
always sweet to me...thanks Andy!!

01/15/18 03:06 PM #3    

Steve Lewis

Andy was a neighbor and friend growing up. I think he moved to Meadowdale when I was about 12. A little known story is; he saved my life. Living close to Brown's Bay on the Sound we used to be at the beach alot. One day while walking the shore and the railroad tracks (sneaking a smoke) my dog hopped up on the tracks. Meanwhile a train was headed toward Rocky (my pet). He saw the train and hopped over to the other set of tracks which also had a train coming, only this one was behind him. That set of tracks was on the beach side and no matter how hard we yelled at him to come off the tracks he just kept walking. Finally the train was getting close and I ran up to get him but it was too little too lat and Andy grabed and jerkd me back from the tracks. He litterally saved me. 

God bless you Andy, your in my memory forever.

08/17/19 05:10 PM #4    

Steve Lewis

Back in time: We were in Junior High at the old Edmonds High School. Andy lived across the street and down a couple of blocks. Andy, my parents and I went down to the beach (Browns Bay area) one weekend day. Our pet dog was running on the tracks when two trains came by at the same time on opposite tracks. Rocky wouldn't respond to calling him from the tracks so I ran to drag him from the tracks. Andy ran to me and flung me from the tracks. Rocky was killed but thanks to Andy I wasn't. He has always been and will forever will be in my thoughts. Thank God Andy was with us that memorable day. Andy played a tough guy back then at times but we were friends because he cared and had a big heart. May God bless Andy in a special way! 


08/30/19 02:19 PM #5    

Elena Olsen (Cornehl)

I will always remember Andy as one of my neighbors and friends. He was usually with Dorian Halvorsen when we would see them down by Brown's Bay in his blue car. He was a sweet guy with a nice smile and kind words. Sincere condolences  to his family.



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