On July 11th (7/11), 1948, the world hit the jackpot with Darryl’s birth. He was welcomed by his loving parents, Ernest and Mary, and his brother Ernie. Nine years later, his baby sister, Denise, joined the Coy family in Texas where they lived until Darryl’s sophomore year in high school, when they moved to California.
While at Huntington Park High School, Darryl displayed his musical talents with the clarinet in the marching band and athletic ability on the varsity tennis team. Willing to work hard, Darryl sold footwear at Leed’s Shoe Store in order to finance his college education at Cal State Los Angeles. After completing his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, he began his career with the Internal Revenue Service as an Office Auditor.
His choice of career proved extremely lucky as he would meet the love of his life, Naomi, in the Orange IRS office. After their first date in November, the two were engaged by December and married on January 5th, 1974. On their wedding day, they headed for Washington D.C. where Darryl had accepted a position as an International Auditor. Darryl had repeatedly said that he would never get married until it snowed in Las Vegas. As he had predicted, there was snow on the ground as they arrived in Las Vegas for their first night as a married couple.
The two would continue their travels during Darryl’s six-month long assignments to Canada, Brazil and England. In 1977, they finally returned to family and friends in Southern California, settling in Fountain Valley, for the remainder of Darryl’s life. Darryl’s career advanced as he became a Revenue Agent and then an International Agent. His intelligence, talent for speaking easily to people, knowledge of tax law, and ability to convey information brought him frequent teaching and audit assignments across North America and the Far East.
In 1982, a wonderful new happiness began for Darryl with the birth of his pride and joy, Matthew. Always active with Matt, Darryl’s life became a joyous stream of Angels baseball games, trips to Disneyland and family vacations. Most enjoyed, however, were the hours spent with Matt on a daily basis during family dinners, commutes for school, and coaching baseball teams.
Once Darryl and Naomi both retired, they traveled for an average of 100 days per year – cruising, touring and taking train rides through North and South America and Europe.
Darryl’s life was fulfilled when Matt married Emily and was blessed with the arrival of his granddaughter, Sonoma. Visits and Facetime with his “Little Sunshine” made his final 16 months some of the very happiest of his life.
Family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made on behalf of Darryl Coy to the Franciscan Friars, Province of Santa Barbara https://sbfranciscans.org/get-involved/donate/ or Make-A-Wish Foundation https://secure2.wish.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=donate_now&chid=007-000