November 26, 1971 – July 5, 2019
July 25, 2019
Just before 5:30 on the evening of July 5, 2019, our beloved Joe won his race. His legs were restored and his stride was strong, his lungs were renewed and his breaths were full. The wind was at his face and the prayers of many were at his back. His room was filled with the love of family – we held him and told him just how much he's loved as he crossed the finish.
Joe grew up on his family's farm on the Peone Prairie. He graduated from Mead High School, attended Fresno Pacific, graduated from Gonzaga University and earned his Master's Degree in School Counseling at Whitworth University....