Joyce "Joy" Thelma Tibble Downes (1921 - 2018)

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Sept. 30, 1921 - Feb. 3, 2018
Joy died peacefully at her home in Evergreen on Saturday evening. She was born in England, the seventh of seven sisters, and she met her future husband on New Year's Eve 1943 when she was performing as a ballerina, living through the London Blitz and traveling extensively with the USO.
She left her entertainment career in 1948 and settled in the United States with her husband, Melvin, a naval officer.
They had five children: William, Joanne, Judith, Christopher and Melvin Jr., all of whom survive.
Always the life of the party, she was a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and will be sorely missed.
A funeral service will be held at Church of the Transfiguration at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10.
Published in Canyon Courier on Feb. 7, 2018