John "Pat" Coyan (1919-2000)


John Pat Coyan was born Jan. 4, 1919, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to George and

Mary Hannum Coyan. He lived his early years in Council Bluffs and graduated

from Lincoln High School in 1937. He was a 1941 graduate of Drake University

with a B.J. degree. He worked several years for the Standard-Times and

retired in 1981.

During World War II, he was in the Navy and spent most of his military

career as a blimp pilot at Naval Air Station, Santa Ana, Calif.

He married Lucille Foote on Aug. 5, 1944, at Trinity Episcopal Church in

Orange, Calif. They have one daughter and son-in-law, Michele and Michael

Amoroso of Northridge, Calif., and a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and

Sara Coyan of San Angelo. Pat and Lucille have a granddaughter, Christie

Webb and husband, Greg; three grandsons, Gregory Amoroso and wife, Sandra,

and Kinley and Bill Coyan; three great-grandchildren, Jacob, Jordon and

Cameron Webb.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the Episcopal Church

of the Good Shepherd with the Rev. Clifton Gardner, rector, and the Rev.

Robert Hedges officiating. Arrangements are by Robert Massie Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd Garth Fund.