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Evergreen Funeral Home & Cemetery

4504 Broadway, Everett, WA

OBITUARY

Joyce Gaylyn Bentley

1 April , 19443 June , 2019
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Joyce G. Bentley, age 75, moved on to her next adventure on June 3, 2019 following a 3 year battle with pulmonary fibrosis and COPD. She was born in Oklahoma and never stopped referring to it as “back home” even though she spent most of her years right here in Everett. Joyce was part of Everett High School’s 1962 graduating class.

Joyce will be sorely missed by those she left behind: Angela (Tony) Lee, daughter, Michael (Maureen) Solenberg, son, Joseph, Ashley and Hailey, grandchildren, Jerry Bentley, sister, Raymond Bentley, brother (predeceased), Chelsea (Garrett) Blits and family, Brook (Jamie) Tradlener and family, Samantha Bentley and Keri (Nick) Hohmann, nieces and nephews.

There will be a celebration of a life lived in love, laughter and a little bit (well, maybe a lot) of spice on June 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Evergreen Funeral Home at 4504 Broadway, Everett, WA 98203. Reception to follow from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, 27 June , 2019
  • Reception Thursday, 27 June , 2019

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Elizabeth (Hause) Major

17 July 2019

I so wish I could have met Joyce in person. Finding those ‘lost’ relatives from my dads side of family has been a precious thing to me. It was lovely finally connecting with her in the last couple years or so in FB. I see she was quite lived by her family and friends.
Go take your rest now Joyce in the arms of Jesus. See you later over there....

Chelsea Blits

17 July 2019

I am Chelsea, Auntie Joyce's niece. I'm not sure exactly how it came that I called her "Auntie" instead of Aunt but all I know is she LOVED that title. Well, mom, grandma or sister may have it beat but I know Auntie was right up there. :)

Most of my memories surrounded the last years of her life. I spent LOTS of little moments with her. In that time I got some insight into who she was and understand her a little better. Like realizing how much she loved Oklahoma. Like watching her giggle and get those flashes of youth as she read old love letters she had saved from her younger years as we went through her stuff. Realizing her and I share our love of saving clothing mementos like Grandpa's old jacket or his overalls.

She might be shaking her head right now because I tended to bring alot of "git r done" energy with me when I came over. She may have been slightly happy sometimes to see me leave or ask me "when did you have to get your kids??" so she could "recover" from my "love". HEHE...

But boy did she love her family and watch out if you messed with them. Guess we shared that too since I may have had a few words with a few nurses that we encountered while she was in the hospital and rehab back in September. She did not hesitate to tell EVERY, and I do mean EVERY, nurse that came through how amazing her family was and how LUCKY she was.

Well, we were ALL LUCKY... you sometimes stubborn, opinionated, loving, thoughtful, beautiful Auntie Joyce!!! We miss you but know you are up there dancing (maybe in your birthday suit but for sure with your nails done!!) laughing and watching over us!!!

Love you!

Linda Blits

24 June 2019

I never saw Aunty Joyce without a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. Great pictures, her sparkle shines through! So many fun times, so many priceless memories. The Christmas picture with Joyce, Jerry & Raymond brings back fun memories of a 'spirited' joyful night with everyone! I'm so sorry, I know how much she is missed already. Love, Linda

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