Joseph Wells

February 02, 1987 - June 16, 2013 

Joseph Wells

February 02, 1987 - June 16, 2013 

Obituary for Joseph Wells

Joseph Lanoy Wells (Vongphrachanh), 26, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013 in Austin, Texas.

Joe graduated from Zeeland High School in 2005. After high school, he went on to further his education at Merrill University in Jefferson, MO where he obtained his cosmology license. His goal was to become a certified Cosmetology instructor and hoped to open up his own cosmetology school later on. Joe was very creative and loved by many, and will greatly be missed.

He is survived by his parents:
Somphou Vongphrachanh, Ronald Henry Wells
Brothers and Sisters:
Tito Vongphrachanh
Soneya and Eric Eggerding
Soutsada Vongphrachanh
Ron Wells Jr.
Karen Zmierski
Rita and Lisa Wells

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at 3:00 pm, at Lakeshore Memorial Services - 11939 James Street, Holland, MI. 49424.

Please visit www.lakeshorememorial.com to leave a message or memory for the Vongphrachanh/Wells family.


Joseph Lanoy Wells, loved and known as Joie, born February 2, 1987 passing on June 16, 2013.

Joie attended Midland High School and Zeeland High School, continuing to Merrell University obtaining his cosmetology license. He excelled with Logics DNA Color System and Matrix leading to co-owning Medusa Salon in Kansas City and continued his brilliant magic in Chicago and Indulge Salon and Spa in Midland.

Being bigger than life, Joie used fashion as a freedom of expression showing his uniqueness while being soulful, kind, playful, passionate full of ambiance and glitter. Joie made the ordinary – extraordinary. He had a contagious smile, wit and laugh.

In the end- It’s not the years in your life that counts- It’s the life in your years!

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