In the early hours of Tuesday, December 4, 2012, Joyce Dickhoff of Hoquiam, Washington was welcomed into the glorious presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Joyce was born Lillian Joyce Turner to Dan and Edna (Milliron) Turner on September 28, 1926, in Olympia, Washington.
She graduated from Olympia High School, 1944, and Northwest Bible Institute in Seattle, 1948. She was married to Reverend Donald Dickhoff and served with him as they ministered in Assembly of God Churches in McCleary, Bucoda, Copalis Crossing and Hoquiam. Joyce taught kindergarten and preschool at Grays Harbor Christian School and then preschool at Saron Lutheran for many years.
She is survived by five children, Carol (Steve) Ford of Hoquiam, Stan (Bonnie) Dickhoff of Lacey, Elaine (Dave) Farmer of Aberdeen, Alice (Gunter) Bertram of Montesano, and Dean (Jackie) Dickhoff of Hoquiam. Her grandchildren include Gerald (Geri) Ford of Hoquiam, Aaron (Amber) Hoff of Port Orchard, Stephanie (Dan) Rodrigues of Hoquiam, Dr. Rachel (Mark) Reeg of Lacey, Doug (Ranee) Farmer of Montesano, Dan (Karen) Farmer of Renton, Matthew Hoff of Tumwater, Andrew (Mandy) Hoff of Tumwater, Joel Dickhoff of Spokane and the Honorable Jasmine Dickhoff of Hoquiam. The current great-grandchildren count stands at fifteen. Her sister, Birdie Cochran of Davenport, Washington also survives her. Her husband, Reverend Donald Dickhoff and her brother, Ralph Turner preceded her in death.
There will be a celebration of her life Friday, December 14, 2012.
Interment at the Sunset Memorial Park in Hoquiam will be at 10:00 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. at the Coleman Mortuary Chapel in Hoquiam.
A reception for family and friends will be held at 12:30 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 400 East First Street in Aberdeen.
Direction is by the Coleman Mortuary, 422 – 5 th Street in Hoquiam.
For more information see her obituary at the Coleman Mortuary website: www.colemanmortuary.net.