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 Joyce Lucille <I>Armstrong</I> Calkins

Joyce Lucille Armstrong Calkins

Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
Death 23 Oct 2017 (aged 84)
Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
Burial Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 184669904 · View Source
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Calkins, Joyce Lucille (Armstrong) age 84, of Boise, Idaho passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017 after a long illness.
Joyce was born in Boise, Idaho, to Luther and Mary Armstrong on September 27, 1933. She attended Cloverdale Grade School and completed her education to 8th grade. Joyce was a lifelong home maker; however, she did work outside the home in her later life including bussing tables. She also was a member of St. Alphonsus Hospital Auxiliary for 27 years and contributed much of her time at the gift shop. Joyce always had a very strong work ethic and instilled that in her life and children.
Her hobbies included knitting, music, reading and gardening. She had been a member of a local knitting club for 30 plus years and through her lifetime provided hundreds of sweaters, hats, socks, afghans, and other items that she gave away to family and friends. She loved music especially country and had collected hundreds of albums over the years. Over her life time she collected hundreds of books and was an avid reader. She loved to garden and always had a vegetable and flower gardens until physically she could no longer tend to them. She loved to travel and in her later life traveled whenever she could. She loved all animals especially cats and birds. She always had a cat to keep her company and always kept humming bird and seed feeders for her flying friends.
Joyce married her high school sweetheart, H. Duane Calkins on April 30, 1949. They were divorced in January of 1992. They were married for almost 43 years and in this union produced three sons and one daughter, 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. She was a dedicated house wife and mother. Her greatest joy was her family and she always was a fixture of all family events.
Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, Luther Armstrong and Mary Hagen, granddaughter Kendra Calkins, and great grandson Coit Edwin Herrick. Joyce is survived by her sister Bonnie Darnell, her sons, Larry D. Calkins, Randy G. Calkins and wife Tanya Calkins, Kenny L. Calkins and Donna M. McCool, Grandchildren Melissa Herrick and husband Coit Elisha, Jason Calkins, William Calkins and wife Melanie, Adam Calkins, Elizabeth Steele and husband James, Mary McCool, David McCool. Great grandchildren Kenneth Knapp, Kobe Herrick, Toic Herrick, Dakota Magnuson, Aubrie Behrens, Isabelle Calkins, Craig Calkins, Brendyn Calkins, Lucy Calkins, Laylia Steele, Maya Steele, Aurora Steel, great-great grandchildren Jocob knapp, Braxton LeVasseur, Kyra Donaldson, and Aulanna Guzman.
Excerpt of obituary published in the Idaho Statesman

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  • Added: 27 Oct 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 184669904
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joyce Lucille Armstrong Calkins (27 Sep 1933–23 Oct 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 184669904, citing Terrace Lawn Memorial Gardens, Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by mshunter (contributor 47516125) .