Joyce  Brown

Obituary of Joyce Ann Brown

Joyce Ann Brown, 86, passed into eternity on March 21, 2024.

Joyce was born on June 11, 1937, in Athena, Oregon to Elmer and Juanita Gonseth. In her youth the family moved to the Bonney Lake area and later to Puyallup.

Joyce graduated from Puyallup High School in 1955. She had the opportunity in her young adult years to travel to Europe with friends. She worked as a bank teller until she became a mother.

Joyce and Garland Brown met through mutual friends and on February 22, 1964, they were married. This year on Feb. 22, 2024, they celebrated being married 60 years.

On November 7, 1966, they welcomed their first child, daughter DeAnn, and on June 18, 1969 they welcomed their second daughter Julia.

In 1966 Joyce and Garland built the house where they lived in Algona, WA until present. They also worked together to build a rental property. Joyce was always by her husband’s side in every life project and adventure they decided to pursue. In their retirement years they built a second home in Yuma, AZ just a short distance from where her parents and Aunt and Uncle lived.

Joyce was preceded in death by son – Stephen Brown, her parents, sister - Betty Krien, brother - Dan Gonseth, and brother – Henry Gonseth.

Joyce Brown is survived by her husband Garland Brown, her daughters DeAnn Johnson, and Julie Wells (Jay), and grandchildren Adam Young (Faith) [great grandson Brian and great granddaughter Delilah], James Crawford (Kalene) [great grandson Ivan], Lexi Crawford (Joe), Brandi Fennell, Donell Case, Serenity Johnson, Sonnet Mansfield, Desiree Wolfer, Tim Wells, Trevor Wells, Amanda Wells.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Auburn Church of the Nazarene on April 6th at 11am.

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