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Jo Ann Van Hoy


Jo Ann Van Hoy

Jo Ann Van Hoy passed away in The Dalles, Oregon on June 18, 2016 at the age of 72. She was born to George and Dorothea (Carbaugh) Nickerson on August 25, 1943 in Goldendale, Washington. Jo married Larry Wayne Van Hoy in the Tri-Cities. She worked as a long-haul truck driver and a rancher. Jo was always busy doing something. She was a volunteer with the sheriff's posse, loved raising sheep, doing jigsaw puzzles, reading and painting. She also enjoyed doing leather work, gardening, ceramics and learning about history. Mrs. Van Hoy is survived by her daughter Donna Van Hoy of Yakima, Washington; grandchildren Deanna, Chris and Arturo; and great granddaughter Alonni. A gathering to remember Jo was held at the Goldendale Grange on Saturday, July 2. Memorial contributions in her name may be given to Alder Creek Pioneer Association Carousel Restoration Fund or Dogs of the Gorge. To sign the online guestbook, please visit


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