Marjorie Joan Printy born November 22, 1923 to Albert and Annie Medhurst in Cambridge, England, passed away peacefully May 3, 2013. Joan served in the Women's Royal Naval Service; met and married William F. Printy, serving in the US Army Air Corp, on September 9, 1944 in England. As a war bride, Joan and her daughter left England to come to America to join her husband Fred. They lived briefly in San Jose before settling in Eureka. Joan was a member of Camellia Chapter O.E.S. She enjoyed working in her flower garden, fishing and daily crossword puzzles. She worked for the Humboldt County payroll department for 15 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 43 years and her three brothers. Joan is survived by her children Wendy (Jim) Smith of Rifle, Colorado, Wanda (Ken) Dougherty of Eureka, Robert Wayne Printy of Eureka, Lesley (Billy) Sauls of Windsor and special friend, Harley Dew of King Salmon. She has 15 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She is also survived by nieces Maureen Clayton and Maggie Mason in England. The family would like to express many thanks to Especially You Care Home for their care and kindness shown to our Mom. A viewing will be held for friends and family at Sanders Funeral Home, 1835 E Street, Eureka on Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of Humboldt. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com, click on obits.
Published in Eureka Times-Standard from May 7 to May 8, 2013