Joan Coats of Ione, California, passed away Monday, May 18, 2020.  She was born on July 30, 1945, in Grand Forks, North Dakota to the late Robert and Verna Prosser.   She moved from the Half Moon Bay coastside to Ione 23 years ago and enjoyed living in Amador County.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Coats, step-children Donna Forster (Dan) of Wilton, California; Donald Coats, Jr. (Melinda) of Georgetown, California; Jeff Coats (Sarah) of Tuolumne City, California; Claudene Lien (Rob) of Gardnerville, Nevada; sister Judy DeMers; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; nephew Robert DeMers; niece Mary Balliet and two great-nephews Tyler and Michael.   She was preceded in death by her sister Bobbi Horton and grandson Jeffrey Coats.

A memorial will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at Daneri’s Mortuary in Jackson, California.