Joyce Graham

Joyce Margaret Graham

August 29, 1941 — October 1, 2014

Joyce Margaret Graham, 73, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1.

She was born Aug. 29, 1941 in Tacoma, Washington, and was adopted by the late Jeffries and Violet Hamilton, growing to adulthood in Longview, Wash.

Joyce spent many years as a hair stylist, retiring 10 years ago to her home on Camano Island, Washington.

Joyce and her husband, Wes, enjoyed numerous cruises to Alaska and the Mexican Riviera, both favorite destinations. Year-around “camping” in their motorhome brought them often to beautiful locations in Washington and Oregon, where they shared precious moments together and with family and friends.

Joyce was a Mentor Mom to dozens of young mothers of preschoolers, meeting at the Camano Chapel weekly to help grow their walk in life and to encourage their spirituality as well. She is deeply loved by her Church Family.

Surviving family includes her soul mate and husband of 14 years, Wes Graham, her three sons Jeffries, Mark, Michael, and two daughters, Wendy and Nicole.

She is also survived by three sisters, Marian Hancock, Linda Fish, and Peg Ferguson, four brothers Mike Lee, Jeff Lee, Paul Lee, and Steve Lee. Joyce was the proud grandmother of eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Joyce had many passions that ranged from her crafts (quilting, card making, sewing, and knitting), lounging on the deck with Daisy, or lying in bed watching TV while eating ice cream out of the carton, with kids and Daisy piling on. She touched many hearts; her legacy of right-living will carry forward in literally hundreds of hearts.

Her services will be conducted by Pastor Kris Kramer on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m., at Camano Chapel, 867 S. West Camano Drive, Camano Island, Washington, followed by viewing, with refreshments served in the East Room. Testimonials will be welcome.

Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbertson Funeral Home, Stanwood, Wash.

—Family of Joyce Graham