Joyce L. DeMessemaker, of Hermiston, Oregon, was born on December 6, 1926, in Pendleton, Oregon, to parents Ivan and Marguerite Lemert Richardson. She died on May 19, 2015, in Hermiston, Oregon, at the age of 88 years.
Joyce was raised and attended schools in Pendleton, Oregon. She later worked as a telephone operator in Pendleton before moving to Hermiston, Oregon. Joyce married William J. “Bill” DeMessemaker on May 4, 1951, in Pendleton, Oregon.
Joyce cherished gathering with family for the holidays. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking, card parties, crossword puzzles, traveling, and visiting with friends.
She is survived by her daughters Delores Bledsoe, Stanfield, Ore., and Debbie Brandt, Hermiston, Ore.; sister Phyllis Schuening, Helix, Ore.; grandchildren Tonya, Angie, Bill, Curtis and Don; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and her dog Lucie.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband Bill DeMessemaker, son Donald DeMessemaker, and her parents.
A graveside funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at the Hermiston Cemetery, Hermiston, Oregon.
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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon, is in care of arrangements.