Joyce Violet Markle Westerberg, 88, passed away in her home in Nampa, ID on June 4, 2018.
She was born in Moorhead, Minnesota to Robert and Nancy Paul Markle on July 3, 1929. She was baptized at the age of four in her home in Los Angeles, California. She was confirmed on Mother’s Day, May 9, 1942 in Seattle, WA. Her family moved back to the family farm in Fergus Falls, MN in 1945. Joyce graduated from High School in Fergus Falls in 1947. She met her husband Bill after he returned from the Navy in 1946. Their family farms were across the road from each other. Bill and Joyce were married on Oct.22, 1947 in Fergus Falls. They moved to Nampa in 1952 where they started a Coast to Coast Store. Joyce worked with her husband at the store for 38 years. Bill passed away on July 20, 2001.
Joyce enjoyed working in her yard and growing her many beautiful flowers. She was active in the Nampa Senior Center. The family would especially like to thank Claire Hellwege for her hard work and care at the center. Joyce also enjoyed her card groups and the Senior Center Choir. A special thanks to all of Mom’s friends for enriching her life.
Joyce is survived by her three sons; Richard (Ginger), Jeffrey, and Charles (Brit); four grandsons; one granddaughter; and nine great grandchildren.
Come and join us at the Celebration of Joyce’s past life and the beginning of her new life with her loving Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. A funeral service to honor and celebrate her life will be held at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the Zion Lutheran Church, Nampa. A reception will follow in the Lutheran Hall with burial to follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell. Arrangements are under the direction of the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel where an online guest book and full obituary is available at www.nampafuneralhome.com Memorials may be sent to Zion Lutheran School.