Joyce L. Henderson was born July 9, 1924, in Peterson, Iowa, to Carl and Irene Newcomb. She died Friday, June 15, 2012, at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Wash.
Joyce was raised in Twin Falls, Idaho, where she met the love of her life, Lester Henderson. They were married on August 30, 1947, in Twin Falls. Together they raised ten wonderful children. From them she was blessed with 29 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. She loved and was devoted to her family. For 25 years she served in the Boy Scouts and received the Silver Beaver award.
Joyce was famous for her love of cooking and baking. She was THE MASTER in the kitchen, most famous for her dinner plate-sized cinnamon rolls! Everything that came out of that kitchen was incredible! The joy of her life was her entire family, and she showed that love with her generous heart. She was a wife, a sister, a mother, a grandmother, a great-grandmother and, to many, a friend. We will all miss her.
She is survived by sisters Barbara Newcomb Wagoner of Summerville, Ore., and Mary Newcomb of La Grande, Ore., and sons Kim, Randy, Jeff, Brian, and Shawn Henderson of Hermiston, Ore., and son Clay Henderson of Hillsboro, Ore., and daughters Brenda Henderson Smith of Hermiston, Ore., and Melinda Henderson Johnson of Portland, Ore.
She is preceded in death by her husband Lester Henderson, brother Don Newcomb, sister June Newcomb Rodman, son Mark Henderson, daughter Karla Henderson Antoine, granddaughter Tara Antoine Kirby, and grandsons Andrew Henderson and Levi Brown.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Hermiston Cemetery.
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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.