February 6, 2020
JoAnn Nicotera Mott was born on May 10, 1947 in Utica, New York. She passed at the age of 72 in Vancouver, WA on December 27, 2019, with family by her side. JoAnn was a loving and feisty wife, a devoted mother, a doting grandmother and a compassionate friend to many.
JoAnn met the love of her life in 1967 and married Noal Mott on April 21, 1968. The two shared 52 blessed years as best friends and partners, and raised three wonderful children together.
JoAnn lived in New York and then moved briefly to Massachusetts after marriage. She eventually resided in Texas until retirement.
Our loved wife, mother and grandmother had a fascination with ghosts and Bigfoot. She loved reading when she wasn't watching hummingbirds, playing with grandchildren or shopping for shoes. JoAnn also enjoyed art whether it was volunteering with the Tsuga Gallery, painting or creating new beading masterpieces.
JoAnn was committed to health by making her daily step count, which meant walking into every room in her house to put each piece of clothing away. She loved sharing "puppy kisses" with her grandkids and got the biggest kick out of the kids' giggles. Also, if you had ever spent time at her house you also knew that she fed the deer each morning when she woke and considered them her pets.
JoAnn is survived by her husband Noal Mott of Cathlamet, Washington; daughter Leslie Adams and Josh Adams of Cathlamet, WA; daughter Heather Wantzloeben and Kyle Wantzloeben of Sugarloaf, FL; and son Jason Mott and Brooke Mott of Greenville, TX. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and many loved family and friends. JoAnn is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Anna Nicotera.
The family would like to invite friends to the Cathlamet Hotel on Sunday, February 16, 2019 at 1 p.m. to celebrate her life. The family has requested donations be sent to Community Health and Hospice in Vancouver, WA in lieu of flowers.