A. Joy Halliwell (1935 - 2018)

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A. Joy Halliwell
August 1, 1935 - June 12, 2018
A. Joy Halliwell peacefully passed away on June 12, 2018, in Ontario, Oregon.
She was born Alvina Joy Warkentin on August 1, 1935, to Jake and Amy Warkentin in Portland, Oregon. She spent most of her growing up years on a farm near Fall Creek, Oregon.
Joy married Alan Helm in 1952. They made their home in the Mohawk Community.
Joy was very busy raising 4 children on their farm. She received an Associates Degree from Lane Community College.
Joy and Alan moved to Revelstoke, British Columbia in 1971. A few years later, they divorced and Joy returned to Oregon to be near her elderly parents.
In 1977 Joy married Ken Halliwell.
She retired from her library assistant job at the Knight Library at the UofO in 1997.
Joy was always actively involved in church communities. She was also a member of the Old Time Fiddlers, taking advantage of every opportunity to make music!
After retirement, Joy and Ken covered many miles in their RV, traveling across the U.S. and Canada. They visited old friends and made many new ones.
Joy is survived by 4 children: Barbi (John) Dailey of Oregon, Dan (Maggie) Helm of Alberta, Dale (Ani) Helm of Paraguay, and Margaret (Larry) Castle of Idaho; 3 grandchildren: Bethany (Warren) Rolfe of Saskatchewan, Ian Helm of Alberta, and Amy (Scott) Eslinger of Washington; 4 great-grandsons: Kaiden and Kael Rolfe and Owen and Tanner Eslinger; and her exchange daughter, Sandra Leiton, of Costa Rica. Also, Ken's son and grandchildren.
A memorial service for Ken and Joy will be held on June 27, 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 126 S Hayes, Emmett Idaho. Cookie Social to follow.
In lieu of flowers, we encourage you to make a donation to the at alz.org.

Published in Emmett Messenger Index from June 25 to July 13, 2018
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