In memory of

Joan Louise DeVore

Nov 7, 1950
Mar 13, 2021


Joan Louise DeVore was born on November 7, 1950 in Cheyenne Wyoming to Helen Gray Farruggia and Dominic Farruggia.   She was the second of six children. Joan passed away March 13, 2021 with loved ones by her side.

Joan grew up in Aurora Colorado and was blessed with two children-Marie and Christopher.  Joan enjoyed travel and lived in several places throughout the United States.  After retiring from a career at Intel as Administrative Support, Joan dedicated her life to caring for her parents in Denver until their passing. Last year Joan moved to Oregon to live and enjoy retirement with her son and his family. 

Joan was a member of the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn and enjoyed going to church and spending time with the brethren. She spent time each morning studying her Bible.  Joan enjoyed watching Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, The Voice, and of course the Hallmark Channel.  Some of Joan’s favorite pastimes were scrapbooking, doing word searches, going to the beach, and spending time with family. Joan was a very giving person who was always willing to help others.   Joan’s greatest joy in life came from her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Joan is survived by husband John DeVore of Denver, Colorado, daughter Marie MacMurray of Colorado, and son Christopher Cummins (Jennifer) of Monmouth, Oregon.   Grandchildren include Mason MacMurray (Megan), Justin MacMurray (Alex), AJ MacMurray, and Christie MacMurray all of Denver, Colorado, as well as grandchildren Levi and Eli Cummins of Monmouth, Oregon.  Great grandchildren include Xavier MacMurray, Scotty MacMurray, Benjamin MacMurray, Rhylinn Smith, Gwen Smith, and Rosalie MacMurray.  Joan is also survived by siblings David( Jan) Farruggia of Texas, Mary (Joseph) Holt of Colorado, Michael (Mary) Farruggia of Florida, and Nicholas (Maura) Farruggia of Nebraska. 

She was loved deeply and will be missed greatly.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents Helen and Dominic Farruggia and her brother John Farruggia. 

At Joan’s request no service will be held. She requested that instead of sending flowers that people take a friend or family member to lunch in her honor.  

Messages of Sympathy

  1. Sister Lori J Smith says:

    She was always mindful of others sending cards and letters great memories my condolences to the family: I just seen today God .... comfort the hearts of the family!

  2. Anita Venneman says:

    I'm so sorry to learn of Joan's passing. Joan and I reconnected through several letters and special cards that we sent to each other. My parents, Bill and Pat Venneman were Military friends of Helen and Skip Farruggia and that's we, as a family, knew all the Farruggia family. Please accept my sympathy.

  3. Anonymous says:

    We sure will miss Sis Joan. She was a staple in my life in the Faith. I won’t forget her testimonies. What a great example of a laborer for the Kingdom. Praying for her family. ♥️

  4. Tricia Easter Blair says:

    Joan Devore was a sweet loving soul who will be greatly missed! I have amazing memories of Sis Joan

  5. Christina Hays says:

    So many precious memories through the years, Sis Joan always had a ready smile & blessings to share

  6. Christie MacMurray says:

    My grandma was my most favorite person. I will miss her every day. I just can’t imagine what my life would of been like without her. I love you grandma to heaven and back.

  7. Dale and Chantel Hays says:

    Sister Joan will be greatly missed. We had the privilege of knowing her when we were kids, and then got reacquainted when we moved to Denver. She was always such a great example of thankfulness.

  8. Travis and Wenona says:

    We're going to miss her and her sweet smile. Melody is so thankful for the visits she got to have with Grandma Joan.

  9. Becky Bellew says:

    We are going to miss her. She was so sweet to always bring food for church dinner even though there was just her. We've loved her for a long time now. Just got to be around her again and now she's gone.

  10. Staff of Johnson Funeral Home says:

    Thank you for trusting Johnson Funeral Home with her arrangements.

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