Joyce peacefully went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 2, 2019 at the age of 71. Joyce was born in Spokane on November 4, 1947 to Chester and Mary Wickwire. She grew up locally and attended John R. Rogers High School. She spent much of her childhood at the family cabin on the Pend Oreille River where she developed a love for nature and being outdoors. She remained in the Spokane area all her life and most recently lived in Colbert, Washington with her husband of 46 years, Daniel Carver. Her life work was raising four beautiful children and assisting Dan with their “New Life Painting” business. She also worked at Spokane Community College in the bakery, and for Airway Heights Correction Center as an AC Cook Supervisor where she was fondly known as “Mama Joyce”. Her greatest joy aside from being a wife, mother and grandmother, was spending time in the woods hunting, fishing, and picking huckleberries at “the cabin” on Pend Oreille River. She was also an accomplished, award-winning archer. In her later years, she gave up her bow and began taking pictures of the wildlife she so loved. Joyce absolutely loved flowers and she was an extremely gifted floral designer who used her talent to bless many of her family and friends over the years.
Joyce, affectionately known to her loved ones as “Mee Mee”, cherished, loved, and served her family all her life. Her name fit her well as she always had a joyous smile, warmth to share, and a bright twinkle in her eye. She truly was a beautiful person inside and out. Her beauty came from her love and devotion for Christ, whom she loved with all her heart. She was a prayer warrior whose greatest desire and prayer was to know that each one of her family and friends knew Jesus as their personal savior and friend.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, her sister JoAnn Pelky, and her brother Michael Wickwire. She is survived by her husband Daniel Carver; her 4 children: Daniel Denenny (Stacy), Christine Jury (Richard), Raquel Louik (Joshua) and Paul Carver; 7 grandchildren, Joshua, Rebecca, Hayley, Hannah, Abigail, Dawson, and Daniel; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
We will celebrate Joyce’s journey to heaven with a celebration of life to be held at Calvary Chapel, 511 West Hastings Road in Spokane on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm. A reception at the church will immediately follow.
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