Jodi Ann Coates, 48, was called home to be with Jesus on Friday July 19, 2019. She was born to Richard and Marian (Schultz) Espenson on July 10, 1971 in Windom, Minnesota. Her siblings include brothers, Kirt and Keith and sister, Tammi. Jodi’s family later moved to Etna, California where she attended and graduated high school in 1989.
Jodi later went on to become a medical assistant in Santa Barbara, California and during that time she became involved in the Young Life ministry as a leader and mentor.
Jodi moved to Colorado in 2002 where she later met the love of her life, best friend and true gift from the Lord, Joe Coates. They were married April 29, 2006 and settled in Greeley, Colorado where they started their family. Joe and Jodi are blessed with 2 beautiful children Madison and Connor Coates. Jodi fulfilled her calling as a beautiful homemaker in which she was truly the wife and mother that God called her to be. Jodi loved her family “to the moon and back”.
Jodi kept an immaculate home and had an eye for decorating. She made sure her home was Christ centered, inviting and a comfortable place for friends and family to gather and find rest. Jodi was an amazing host!
Jodi was actively involved in Christ Community Church and loved the community God had provided there.
She always wanted to live her life with no regrets and could often be found working on plans for the next family adventure. She enjoyed camping trips with her family and friends and many other memory-making family expeditions.
Jodi continually prayed that she would glorify God in all she did and lived her life in excitement for the day she got to meet Jesus. Jodi is truly our superhero and a servant to the Lord.
Thankful to have shared her life include her husband, Joe; children, Madison and Connor Coates; parents, Richard and Marian Espenson; siblings, Kirt and Keith Espenson and Tammi Bennett as well as aunts, uncles cousins and Joe’s family.
Life Celebration services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Christ Community Church with a reception to follow at the Espenson home. Memorial gifts may be made to “Saruni International” in care of Adamson, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634 or their website at www.saruni.org or to https://www.gofundme.com/in-memory-of-jodi-coates in Jodi’s honor. Friends may leave condolences at AdamsonCares.com.