Joyce Irene Landon: Dec. 20, 1919-July 1, 2017

Landon

Joyce Irene Landon, 97, passed away July 1, 2017, in Burlington, Wash.

Joyce was born on a farm near Lynden, Wash., on Dec. 20, 1919. She moved with her parents, James and Elizabeth J. Meyer, and older sister Isabelle, to a homestead near Brooks, Alberta, Canada, in the 1920s, where the family raised sheep and wheat.

Two sisters attended grade school there, riding to school on horseback. The family, then including a third sister, Gladys, returned to the United States, settling on a 40-acre dairy farm near Mount Vernon, where two more sisters were added to the family.

Joyce attended school at Ridgeway Grade School, and later Mount Vernon High School, graduating in 1938. She attended business colleges in Mount Vernon and Everett. Joyce joined the Navy in 1942, serving her country as a chief yeoman in the Waves, stationed first in Seattle, followed by the Bronx, New York; Stillwater, Okla.; Norfolk, Va.; and Oakland, Calif.

She left the Navy with an honorable discharge in 1952, after which she furthered her education at Skagit Valley Junior College, Central Washington College in Ellensburg, and the University of Washington, earning a bachelor of arts in business administration.

In the late 1950’s, she, with her husband, established and operated Landon’s Landing Marina on Bainbridge Island for several years. She finished her working career with Boeing, working in several facilities in Seattle, Everett and Renton, retiring in 1986.

Joyce held many and varied jobs over the years and had many hobbies. She played golf, tennis and basketball and enjoyed photography and horseback riding. In her retired years, she did needlecrafts and oil painting, as well as caring for her many roses.

Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, James and Elizabeth J. (Van Dyk) Meyer, and her two sisters, Isabelle A. Williams and Gladys E. Cortex.

She is survived by her daughter Dyane A. Baker, her sisters Bernice J. “Birdy” Stevens and Darlene E. “Sunny” Meyer, her nieces Muriel Timboe, Carolyn Cortez, Wendy Swanson and Karen Stevens.

At Joyce’s request there will be no services. Arrangements are in the care of Kern Funeral Home.

More in Obituaries

Zylstra
Laurin “Bud” Zylstra: Jan. 22, 1923 – June 17, 2018

Laurin Bernard Zylstra was born to Rance and Ann (Loers) Zylstra in… Continue reading

Harlis “Carl” Ulrich: Sept. 3, 1929 – June 8, 2018

Harlis Carl Ulrich, 88, passed away peacefully on Friday June 8, 2018… Continue reading

Peggy Taylor Rudolph: July 14, 1924 – June 12, 2018

Born Peggy Gene Taylor in The Dalles, Oregon she was the only… Continue reading

Barbara Diane Olson: Aug. 21, 1946 – June 12, 2018

Barbara Diane (Conley) Olson passed away June 12, 2018 with the dogs… Continue reading

Frances C. Davis Curtis : June 9, 2018

Frances, 80, passed away, at home, surrounded by family on June 9,… Continue reading

Suzanne Ruth Nelson: Feb. 27, 1947 – April 28, 2018

Suzanne Ruth Nelson (Browne), a long time resident of Coupeville, passed away… Continue reading

James Anthony Rochefort: May 2, 1932 – May 13, 2018

Rocky was born and raised in Tacoma. He joined the Navy right… Continue reading

John (Bob) Morrison : June 4, 1942 – May 26, 2018

John (Bob) Morrison passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family… Continue reading

V. George “Heavy” Hayden : Dec. 3, 1936 – May 13, 2018

For over 17 years, Whidbey Island was Heavy’s’ home, retiring from 22… Continue reading

Most Read