Joyce Marie Koch: Jan. 29, 1924 – Feb. 13, 2017


Joyce passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on Feb. 13.

She was the third of four children born to the late Raymond and Mary Noyes in Beach, N.D. She was the mother of four children, Carl, Sharon, Steve and Warren Miska.

She lived a full life mostly as a single mother. She was a strong-willed woman, with a wonderful sense of humor.

Joyce’s survivors are sons Carl and Steve, their wives Diane and Kim, seven beloved grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and sister Ginny Finkle.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Sharon, son Warren, husbands Adolf Koch and Frank Miske, sister Dorothy Fish and brother Bud Noyes.

Joyce leaves an extended family of cousins, nieces and nephews as well as many devoted friends.

She will be missed.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in her memory to Northwest Parkinson Foundation, 7525 SE 24th St., Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98040, at or by calling 1-877-980-7500.

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