Joyce Jeanette Kight
December 2, 1932 ~ March 7, 2014
Joyce Jeanette Kight passed away peacefully on Friday, March 7, 2014, in the early morning. Joyce was born to Paul and Emma English in Colville, WA on December 2, 1932, the second of four daughters. She was a lifetime resident of Washington state, having attended schools in Colville, Newport and Waterville, before graduating from Walla Walla High School in 1950. She also attended Whitman College. Joyce married Milburn D. “Bud” Kight on December 21, 1952, in Walla Walla, and they celebrated 61 years of marriage this past December. They lived in Seattle and then Ephrata, before moving to Wenatchee in 1968. Joyce had three children, Douglas (Cheryle) Kight of Batavia, IL, Kathryn Kight of Redmond, WA, and Julie (Ken) Gardner of Seattle. She is survived by 12 grandchildren, and her first great-grandchild will arrive later this month. Joyce’s family was her treasure, and she cherished her role as mother and grandmother, and being active in each of their lives. Joyce was a member of First United Methodist Church of Wenatchee, and was active in a local chapter of P.E.O.
Joyce is also survived by her sisters, Joan (Jim) Adams of Oak Harbor, WA, Janet Burgess of Walla Walla, WA, and Judith (Terry) Sullivan of Issaquah, WA.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Wenatchee. A lunch reception will follow. Please express your thoughts and memories on the online guestbook at jonesjonesbetts.com. Arrangements are by Jones & Jones~Betts Funeral Home, Wenatchee.