Joyce Louise Buckley

Date of birth: July 28 1932

Date of death: September 7 2019


Joyce Louise McFarlane Buckley passed away Saturday September 7th 2019 from complications due to Alzheimer ’s disease. At an early age discovering her love of music and singing, Joyce volunteered her time and lovely soprano voice to her Church whether in chorus or solo performance. Her love of singing was only surpassed by her strong religious faith, always grateful to God for the blessings bestowed upon her large or small. Her faith, we strongly feel supported her through these past few difficult months.

Joyce raised her two daughters (who were always first in her heart) as a single parent while working fulltime. Her work ethic was legendary as she never sought the “fancy” stuff but instilled in her daughters that “good honest work” was its own reward and the only one really worth having. A strong woman who faced and beat cancer twice (once in her 70’s!) she had an indomitable spirit that continues to be an example to us all.

Joyce also loved the out of doors, camping, picnicking and her daily walk which she continued right into her later years. She also had a life-long love of animals; a home wasn’t a home unless there were at least a couple animals living there.

She will be greatly missed but remembered by her Sister Carol Franz, Daughters Deborah Dodson and Ann Justice, her son-in-law Douglas Justice, her three Grandsons along with the rest of her family and friends and the entire Buckley Clan.

While no service is planned, a gathering during the holidays with her beloved family will be held in her honor.

5 tribute candles have been lit

Candle lit by Staff at Crown Memorial Center Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by Karen Franz Lopiccolo Aunt Joyce was a wonderful person. Always happy, full of smiles, and caring. I have fond memories of her when growing up. She bought my first bike at 4 years old..almost 51 years ago. As a teen, she gave me a gold cross diamond necklace which I will always cherish. She is resting now, peaceful, and in a good place looking down on all of us.

Candle lit by Deborah Dodson Mom: Thank you for being such a wonderful mother! I will miss you every day until we're together again...

Candle lit by Tom, Terri, Connor, Brennen Buckley We have wonderful memories of Joyce... she was so , so very good to our Dad. She will be missed...

Candle lit by Sue Ostrom I remember going to visit Joyce a couple of years ago, not long after I became pastor at Mill Plain United Methodist Church. As we talked, and for a reason I don't remember, she stood and began to dance. I was struck by her grace and beauty. Folks at Mill Plain UMC, especially in the choir, remember her with love.