Joyce Marie Combs
Joyce Marie Combs
  • May 2, 1939 - May 3, 2017
  • Portland, Oregon

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Joyce Marie (Wyttenberg) Combs was born in Portland, Oregon on May 2, 1939 to Warner E. and Mary Leah Wyttenberg. Her twin brother is Eugene W. Wyttenberg of Portland. She has a sister Carolyn Leopold of Beaverton and had a half-brother Robert L. Andrews of Auburn, Washington. There are ten nieces and nephews, 28 grand nieces and nephews and five great-grand nieces and nephews.

Joyce was always devoted to her family. She was the bridge that held all our families together. Her love and caring heart also overflowed to her friends and neighbors.

She loved to visit her neighbors at the Holly Tree Village where she lived the past fourteen years. They played games, visited and went shopping together. Everyone she came in contact with was greeted with love, and when they parted she would say, "God bless you, I love you".

Once a week after school the twins attended a Youth for Christ Club with many friends. After graduating from Beaverton High School Joyce and Gene worked in a cousins bakery until they closed the bakery permanently. Joyce received a diploma from Portland Secretarial School and took a few classes at Cascade Collage before deciding to become a nurse's aide at Good Samaritan Hospital. She worked faithfully the swing and mostly the grave yard shift for 28 years before retiring in 1992 to give total care to her Daddy who passed in 1996.

The Wyttenberg family attended Beaverton First Christian Church, then Tigard Evangelical Church. In high school she followed Gene to Cedar Mill Bible Church where she sang in the choir and taught a 4's & 5's Sunday school class. After a short marriage to Jim Combs she attended Beaverton Four Square and later Portland Nazarene while she cared for her Daddy.

Joyce loved the Lord with all her heart, soul and mind. Spending quiet and focused time with Jesus was her favorite thing to do. She was a real prayer warrior. Joyce loved God's creation, especially pink tulips. She praised the Lord all the time for His goodness and blessings. Her life chapter was Isaiah 54 and her life verse was Matthew 6:25. Her closest Friend was the Lord Jesus Christ. She depended on Him for everything including her life. She was very ready to see Jesus after two plus years of cancer. Her last 25 days she lived with Gene and Dolly being lovingly cared for, visited and loved on by several friends and family members. Joyce hung on to celebrate one last birthday with her twin. The next day, when the bath-aide turned Joyce on her side, she quietly went home to Jesus.

A celebration of Joyce's life will be held at Cedar Mill Bible Church on Sunday, May 21st, at 1:30pm.

Joyce will be laid to rest in Skyline Memorial Gardens in the garden of Devotion.

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Arrangements under the direction of Skyline Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, Portland, OR. (503) 292-6611