Joyce Natalie Andreasen died at home April 20, 2009 following an illness in January, from which she never fully recovered. She was 75 years old.
She was born March 22, 1934 in Hammond, Indiana to Lawrence and Genevieve Kramer Heyl.
Joyce grew up in the Chicago area where she worked for Illinois Bell telephone company, and in a doctor’s office before beginning a 30-year career with Avon Products, Inc. This job eventually led to a district manager position in South Dakota.
She met her third husband, Dale Andreasen, in Mitchell, South Dakota where he worked as advertising director of the Daily Republic newspaper. Following their marriage in 1988, the couple transferred to Kokomo, Indiana and to Council Bluffs, Iowa, before her husband accepted the publisher position at the Siskiyou Daily News in Yreka in 1991.
Joyce was always active and on the go. She belonged to many clubs and organizations throughout her life. While in Siskiyou County, she was a member of Soroptimist International and served as an officer in the Fairchild Medical Center Guild. She also sang with the Sweet Adelines.
She loved Siskiyou County and Yreka.
In addition to her husband, Dale of Weed, she leaves behind two daughters, Genny Axtman and Lisa Nicholas, both of Mount Shasta; grandchildren, Shawn Lanier of Davis and Amy Lanier, Cayton Nicholas and Jagger Hughes, all of Mount Shasta; great-grandchildren, Mitchell Robertson and Madison Brown of Mount Shasta, and Tyler Lanier of Davis.
She also leaves her husband Dale’s children, David Ashleydale, Jennie Hozman and Becky Andreasen of the San Francisco Bay Area; and two grandchildren, Gwendolyn and Spencer Hozman, who also knew and loved her as family.
She was predeceased by her parents; a brother, Larry Heyl; and a son, Ricky McDonald.
A memorial service to recognize and celebrate Joyce’s life is set for Thursday, April 30, 2 p.m. at Girdner Funeral Chapel in Yreka. Friends and acquaintances are welcome to attend.
Arrangements are under the direction of Girdner Funeral Chapel.