It is with great sadness we tell you of the passing of our dear, sweet mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister, and friend. Mom passed away peacefully in Kirkland, Washington after a hard-fought battle with Parkinson's Disease.
Mom spent her childhood in Salem, Oregon where she graduated from South Salem High School and went on to graduate from Oregon State University with a teaching degree. She married Brad Krueger (deceased) in 1958 not long before they graduated from college. After graduation, they spent most of their lives in Eugene, where they raised their family.
After her most successful career raising her four children, Joyce worked as a Kindergarten and pre-school teacher, blessing the lives of many children and their families. She went on to work in the advertising department at The Eugene Register Guard where she enjoyed a successful career and made many more life-long friends.
Joyce loved traveling, her friends in Eugene including her bridge and gourmet cooking groups and spending time traveling with her companion John.
Joyce will be remembered as a loving mother, gracious friend with a friendly smile and as an adventurous traveler, kind and patient teacher, amazing gourmet cook, avid bridge player, and 3-card poker shark.
Joyce is survived by her four children: Ann, Mary, Carl and Brian, along with a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Eugene, Oregon located at 4445 Royal Avenue in Eugene at 1:00 pm February 26. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bethesda Lutheran Church Youth Activities or to NW Parkinson's Foundation. Please sign the guestbook or offer your thoughts at Cascadememorial.com