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Joyce Ann Shellabarger

November 9, 1939 — April 8, 2021

Joyce Ann Shellabarger

Joyce passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on April 8th, 2021. She is finally free from pain and in fishing paradise with her best catch, "Pa."

Joyce was born on November 9, 1939 in Grand Junction, Colorado to Avery Lucille King and William B Bishop. At the young age of 18, Joyce met the love of her life, Stephen Shellabarger. They married on August 15th, 1959 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They had two children, Stephen and Deirdra.

In 1976, Joyce and Steve moved their family to Knappa, Oregon where they bought their first home. In 2000, Joyce's dream of having a log cabin came to life. After a lot of planning, hard work, beers and direction from the "project manager" herself, the Maija tree house was to be their forever home and where both, Joyce and Steve lived and passed away at.

Joyce was a devoted wife, mother, grandma and great-grandma.
Joyce enjoyed gardening, collecting, playing her games on her computer, spending time with friends and family. She had the best sense of humor and was always making everyone around her laugh. Her stories of camping, frog gigging, gold panning, bottle finding are forever cherished in our hearts.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, parents, daughter Deirdre, and Brother Larry Kuhuski.

Joyce is survived by her son Stephen Shellabarger (Sabrena), Sister Debi DeLano-Bergren (Tom), Brother Frank Kuhuski (Betty), Brother Michael Bishop, Grand-children Shandy Moreland (Kent), Kristy Keller, Ashley Keller, Little Star Rider, and 8 great grand-children, Jake, Brook, Treven, Bryson, Blake, Zaeleigh, Jacob and Kinslee.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
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