Joy Elizabeth von Heintschel of Mount Vernon, WA, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends on Friday, February 22, 2013.
Born in Duluth, MN June 2, 1942, Joy was a warm, selfless person who spent much of her time helping others and diverting attention away from herself. She lived her life as her name suggests and would wish the same for all.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Kern Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.
In lieu of flowers please consider memorials to The N.O.A.H. Center, P.O. Box 1603, Stanwood, WA 98292 or Defenders of Wildlife, 1130 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036.
Joy will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Kern Funeral Home
1122 South 3rd Street Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on Feb. 27, 2013