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Joy Grace House

November 5, 1908 April 23, 2018
Joy Grace House
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Obituary for Joy Grace House

Joy Grace House passed away peacefully on April 23, 2018. Joy was born November 05, 1908, to Peter A. and Elizabeth (Ballantyne) Watkins in Middleton, Idaho. She grew up on a farm where they used teams of horses to work the fields and she rode to church in a horse drawn buggy. After graduating from high school she attended the College of Idaho and also Linfield College where she met Hugh T.House and they were married in 1930.
Joy and Hugh lived in McMinnville and they had three children: Barbara Wilson, Barry House and Vicki Moehlmann. They were active in the First Baptist Church in McMinnville and Joy was a member there for 88 years. She was a Red Cross volunteer and a blood donor for many years. She was an accomplished seamstress and used her talents in making quilts for the church, making aprons for the Hillside waitresses, crocheting blankets for the hospital and extensive sewing for her family. She was a JOY! She loved being with her family and friends. Joy and Hugh cared for children at the swimming pool while the mothers swam. They moved into Hillside Manor July 01, 1983 and she continued to live at the Manor until she entered Skilled Nursing in 2013. While living in the Skilled Nursing, she received excellent care from all of the staff. She was a good sport and actively participated in bingo, bowling and even exercise class.
She is survived by her children, Barbara Wilson (Wil), Barry House(Jeanette), Vicki Moehlmann (Ken); seven grandchildren, Steve Wilson (Mary) Dan Wilson (Laurie), Tonya House Maloney (Tim), Todd House (Stacy), Trisha Hernandez, Matthew Noble (Tami) and Mark Noble (Audrey); 21 great grandchildren and 18 great great grandchildren. Joy was preceded in death by her husband Hugh in 1986, former daughter-in-law Roberta House and granddaughters Marilyn Wilson and Kimberly Wilson Adams.
A Memorial service will be held at 2 pm Saturday, May 05, 2018 at First Baptist Church in McMinnville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Youth Mission Project at First Baptist Church.


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2:00 PM 5/5/2018 2:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church

125 SE Cowls
McMinnville, OR 97128

First Baptist Church
125 SE Cowls McMinnville 97128 OR
United States
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