M. Jaksha

Obituary of M. Joyce Jaksha

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Mary Joyce Jaksha, 89, passed away at her home in White Salmon on April 17, 2021. She was born to Mary Helen (Estes) and Samuel Lloyd Simmons in Wapato, Washington on March 23, 1932. Joyce married Victor Jaksha in Klickitat County on May 21, 1949. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church and owned and operated Jack in the Box daycare. Joyce cooked for Senior Services, Head Start and the Hood River Care Center. She also worked for County Extension teaching people how to cook healthy meals. Mrs. Jaksha loved her plants, crocheting, camping and reading her Bible. She is survived by her sons Dan Jaksha of White Salmon, Nathan Jaksha of Hoquiam, Washington, Wally Jaksha of White Salmon and Clifford Jaksha of Seattle, Washington; sisters Delores Conklin of Vancouver, Washington and Donna Bartley of Olympia, Washington; brother David Simmons of White Salmon; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021 at Grace Baptist Church.