Joyce (Reynolds) Andersen

Age 93

 

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Joyce Andersen

Our Mom, Joyce Elaine, born January 18, 1927, passed peacefully on August 20, 2020.  The second of three daughters, she was born to Martin and Ellen Lind, and raised on a farm in Salem, South Dakota.  She found farm life “interesting and fun”, and thoroughly loved nature her whole life.  Her adult life was spent living in Seattle and Edmonds, WA, where she and Bob Reynolds raised their five kids.  Some time after Bob’s passing, she married Alf Andersen; they lived in Everett, WA, spending winters in Phoenix, AZ.

Joyce was a skilled homemaker, wonderful cook and exuded a fun, friendly spirit throughout her life.  One of her sons-in-law once thanked her for passing on her cooking skills to all four of her daughters.  She made many friends everywhere she lived through involvement in her neighborhood, communities and church.  Raised in the Lutheran Church, she grew up believing in God.  As an adult, one of her best experiences was becoming a born-again Christian, and striving to live out her faith. Two of her favorite bible passages were Phil. 4:13 and Romans 8:28.

Her travels led her to Africa, the Holy Land, numerous countries in Europe, parts of Canada, and throughout the U.S.  She loved traveling to new and familiar destinations.

She was preceded in death by husband Bob Reynolds (41 years), sister Geraldine Hankey, son Craig Reynolds, and husband Alf Andersen (21 years).

Survived by sister Lois Gau (Marvin); daughters Sue Artman, Debby Reynolds, Lori Reynolds, Mary Berni (Mike); numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joyce’s honor to Alzheimer’s Association or EvergreenHealth Hospice Services.

2 Responses to “Joyce (Reynolds) Andersen”

  • Mary says:

    Rest in peace Mom

  • Nancylee says:

    My condolences to Joyce’s family. I met your Mom very late in her life and she was such a lovely lady full of style and grace, and best of all a mischievous personality. She was very outgoing and loved to join the senior activities and stay very busy and social and talk about her activities. I remember when she was a senior model for a woman’s clothing store at Northgate Mall and how she loved to talk about it and was so tickled she was the star of the show. How could she not be, she was darling and her smile and twinkly eyes were contagious. I know the last few years have been so difficult, and so grateful she can be at peace now in heaven. Sending warm thoughts of comfort to the family, Nancylee

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