Joyce Mae Saxon

July 29, 1937 - June 05, 2022

Joyce Mae Saxon

July 29, 1937 - June 05, 2022


Joyce Mae Saxon (Jensen) was born to Joseph and Berdella Jensen on July 29, 1937 in Bellingham, WA.

Joyce, a.k.a. “Momo”, will forever be remembered by her grandchildren for her Norwegian pancakes and fourth of July celebrations at her family farm in Custer. Joyce had an adventurous spirit and enjoyed world travel with her long-time friend, Ed Gutschmidt. They traveled to 6 out of the 7 continents, skied the Swiss Alps, hiked the mountains of Austria, biked through parts of Europe, floated the Amazon River, saw the penguins in Antarctica, rode camels in Egypt, and took many cruises.

Her friends will remember her for the love she had for her savior, Jesus Christ. She enjoyed long walks, trying to perfect her pie crust, flowers and gardening, bird feeders, and windchimes. She also loved working outside on her farm and having a (nearly out of control) bonfire.

She was a matriarch and the glue that bound an expanding family. She was a foundation for her children and grandchildren, and her ready laugh was the light at the end of many tunnels. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her sons: Michael Saxon (Leanne), Craig Saxon; daughters: Jodel Gillig (Reed), Joselyn Coty (Rob, Sr.); grandchildren: Brandy, Shaylen (Steven), Zackery (Laura), Shane, Monique (Stevan), Robert Jr., Derek, Lauren, Luke, Heather, Tessa and great-grandson: Marcus (Monique).

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents: Joseph and Berdella Jensen; and her beloved uncle and aunt: Stanley and Violet Lewis.

A gathering to celebrate Joyce will be held on June 19th from 1-4 at her home in Ferndale.

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2 responses to Joyce Mae Saxon

  1. Kathy Miller says:

    I was honored to have Joyce as a good friend.

    Although I miss her terribly , it is comforting to know she is home with Jesus.

    Praying for her family .
    Kathy Miller

  2. My condolences to the family. Joyce will be missed by so many! She was a very dear friend of my mom’s throughout my life and I always enjoyed our conversations. Her faith was strong, I know she’s at peace today. ❤️

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