Strate Funeral Home


Joyce A Tomayko

September 13, 1938November 17, 2014

Tomayko, Joyce A, 76 - Of Reardan, Washington passed away on November 17, 2014 in the loving care of Hospice of Spokane. Joyce was born in Rocky Ford, Colorado on September 12, 1938. She married Leopold Tomayko on November 25, 1954. Joyce was a homemaker as well as working a few years each at the Northern Quest Casino in their uniform shop and the child care center at the Reardan Lutheran Church. Joyce loved children and always gave her heart to the lives of the children she touched. She was known as Grandma or Mrs. T. to all the children. Joyce is survived by her husband, Leo, and six children: Julie, Vicki, Matt, Rosy, Mark and P.J.; as well as nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Joyce is also survived by two brothers, Ron and Mike Erickson and her two sisters, Lynda and Melody. Joyce will be dearly missed. Joyce will lie-in-state at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 9-10 AM followed by a funeral service at 11:00 AM with Pastor Steve Gutzman, officiating. Interment will follow at the Reardan Cemetery, Reardan, WA. Memorials can be made in lieu of flowers to the Spokane Hospice, P.O. Box 2215, Spokane, Washington 99210, or to the Reardan Fire and EMS, PO Box 151 Rearda, WA 99029. Please sign the online guestbook at STRATE FUNERAL HOME, Davenport, WA is caring for the family.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 22, 2014

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, November 22, 2014

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, November 22, 2014


Joyce A Tomayko

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November 27, 2015

It has been over a year and a day does not go by where you are not in my thoughts. I miss you dearly and felt your absence on this gray thanksgiving.
The world was a better place for having had you and we are in a darker place, now that you are gone.
I look forward to seeing you again and will happily allow you to remain in my thoughts indefinitely.
Much love

November 17, 2015

So, here we are...a year has passed and I miss you now more than ever, if that is even possible. I love that you are with God, Grandpa, and all the Angels. Sure miss having you around, though! The Girls send their love, and they miss you too...

November 17, 2015

Mom, cant believe it has been a year. Miss you so much but know you are happy. The day is cold and rainy and seems fitting for the day. Love you and miss you.

July 4, 2015

The 4th of July is here and I have been thinking about you a lot today. Miss you more than I can say. Wish with all my heart that you were here. Love you more than the stars in the sky. Rosy Pose

December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas, Mom! I love you, and I really miss you.

December 24, 2014

Miss not being able to spend Christmas Eve services with you in the Reardan Lutheran Church. I know that you are celebrating Jesus's birthday with the heavenly hosts. Love you dearly, and miss you severely. Rosy Pose

Julie Zuccarini

December 3, 2014

Mom, you have always been my foundation! Thank you and enjoy your new wonderful life in peace and celebration with God. I love you always. Jul

Greg Williams and family

November 25, 2014

Joyce truly was a character. I'll always remember that sparkle in her eye when she got that P.T. Cruiser, talk about having a good time! Our deepest regards and prayers. A special thanks to Rosie for all her help and support when my wife passed. God Bless Leo and the kids? Sorry you were you've all grown.

Connie DeBurger

November 21, 2014

So many memories of all the times I spent in the Tomayko home. In many ways Joyce was a second , mother to me. My prayers are with all the Tomayko family. Although I can't physically be there I will be there in spirit.

Amanda Robertson

November 20, 2014

I will always remember the summer vacations that I got to spend with and grandpa. The places that we went and the fun we had together. I will always love you. Until we see each other again.