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Joyce Henshaw

Born: Sun., Jan. 10, 1937
Died: Sat., Dec. 19, 2020


Private Interment

Location: Ocean View Memory Gardens


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Joyce Ann Wilder Henshaw was born on January 10, 1937 to Genevieve Barklow Wilder and Eldred Joy Wilder in Myrtle Point, Oregon.   Coquille was her home until December 15, 1955, when she married.  Earlier that Spring, she and her best friend, Diane Finley Harris were on a Junior Class field trip when two scoundrels, Diane's beau, Fred Harris, and his best friend, Ray Henshaw, appeared.  (My brothers and I are forever grateful).  Stephen Ray Henshaw was their first child, two years later came Pamela Joy, then 6 years later, the accident, Bradley Dale. The center of her world was her family and we were the fortunate beneficiaries.  She was a collector of recipes, an avid reader of romance novels, and a rabid fan of Duck football.   After her middle child left the nest, she began a home daycare which she thoroughly enjoyed.  Except for one kid. (Kidding)  Her daycare herd called her Grammy Joyce, to Sammy  Stidham, our neighbor, she was "Mama Loyce", and Ray dubbed her "Grammy Clause".  She loved Christmas; traditions, the lights and most of all giving.  Her favorite pastime was giving to others and specifically, her beloved grandchildren.  For ten years, Joyce would accompany Ray to dialysis in Coos Bay.  Faithfully, she prepared foods suggested by the nephrologist and viewed Ray's monthly medical report as their report card.  While we mourn her passing, we celebrate the welcome she received from our Lord, and the warm embrace from Dad and Stevie. And Mom, if you are listening, Tyler needs your spaghetti recipe.  

Joyce is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Henshaw; son, Stephen Henshaw; brother, Richard Wilder; parents, Genevieve Michel and Eldred Wilder.

She is survived by daughter & son-in-law, Pam & Bruce Schroeder; son & daughter-in-law, Brad & Kim Henshaw; grandchildren, Tyler Schroeder, Stephen Schroeder, Kameron Henshaw, Karissa Henshaw-Liu, Gabby Henshaw, Jacob Henshaw, Kenzie Henshaw; great grandchildren, Emory Schroeder, Reid Schroeder & Rainn Henshaw. 

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Carmen dowsett
   Posted Tue December 29, 2020
Joyce will greatly be missed. My mom susan and I used to go to st james church in myrtle point with her and ray all the time. She always had such a bubbly personality and a smile that filled the room.

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