Joyce Ann (Womack) Ryan passed away peacefully March 19, 2021 in Longview, Washington.
She was born in Longview, Washington on May 30, 1939 to Harold and Marjorie (Dart) Womack.
She married Cecil Ryan at the United Methodist Church in Rainier, Oregon on Aug. 15, 1964. They were married 53 years.
Joyce was a lifelong resident of Rainier, Oregon. She worked several years at the only bank in Rainier before starting a family.
She was very involved with her children’s lives. She was a Sunday school teacher, brownie leader, HOSTS reading volunteer and a Rainier sports fan.
She loved activities such as camping, bird watching, gardening, clam digging, trips to Alaska, and coffee time with friends and family.
She was preceded in death by her husband Cecil and her sister Joan (Womack) Bonser.
She is survived by her children, JoAnna (Chris) Thompson and Brad (Jolanta) Ryan; grandchildren, Kylee (John) Curtis, Quynn Thompson, Atlin and Elias Ryan; siblings, John (Janith) Womack and Bill (Susie) Womack; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Joyce is remembered fondly by the younger generation for all of the times that she played games with them. Often bringing out her sly sense of humor. Her love of games was passed onto many members of the younger generation. Joyce’s smile and laughter will be missed.
Groulx Family Mortuary is handling the arrangements.