Joyce Marie Tompkins was born February 18, 1953, in Albany, Ore., to Charles and Ilene Tompkins. Joyce passed away at Wallowa Memorial Hospital on October 25, 2018.
Joyce lived in the Albany/Lebanon area before moving to Fort Rock at the age of seven. She attended Fort Rock Elementary and Paisley High School. In 1971, she graduated from high school as the Jr./Sr. prom queen and class valedictorian. Joyce went on to study nursing at Eastern Oregon State College and OIT.
Joyce helped with farm harvest and did office and CNA work during her summers of college. She became disabled in her early 20s. She lived several places, with her last residences being Pendleton, La Grande and Wallowa.
Joyce had many interests and enjoyed listening to music and singing, cooking, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, coloring, and flowers. Her faith in God was important to her.
Joyce loved her family and friends very much and was conscientious about keeping in touch with those far away. Her sweet, thoughtful spirit and generosity will be remembered by many. Joyce had a good sense of humor and loved to laugh.
Joyce is survived by her mother, Ilene Tompkins of Hermiston, Ore.; siblings David Tompkins of Yakima,
Wash., Charles Neal Tompkins of Everett, Wash., Judy Tompkins of Hermiston, Ore., and Cheryl Faulk of La Grande, Ore. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews, and various other relatives. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Tompkins, in 2000 and her sister-in-law, Patricia Tompkins, in 2002.
A Celebration of Life will be held on November 10, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. at Hermiston Church of the Nazarene, 1520 W. Orchard Avenue, Hermiston, Ore. A reception will follow.
Online condolences can be made to Bollman Funeral Home at email@example.com.