Joycelyn R. Smith

08/01/1933 — 03/10/2021

From Richland, WA | Born in Meadville, PA

Joycelyn R. Smith

Joycelyn Ruth (Heald) Smith, 87, passed away on March 10, 2021 at her home after a long battle with cancer in Richland, Washington. She was born on August 1, 1933 in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

She and her three brothers moved to Pasco Washington in 1946 to live with their grandparents on their farm. She graduated from Pasco High School in 1951 as the Valedictorian.

She married Earl A Smith Jr her high school sweetheart and they had four children. She was a devoted mother. She attended CBC and went to work as a Full Charge Bookkeeper following her divorce.

In 1969 she met Herbert R. Smith and they were married in 1970, she gained four more children and moved to Richland Washington. She was very involved in Central United Protestant Church, teaching Sunday school for 40 years. She was a member of the Flower Fiddler and Garden Genies Clubs, she enjoyed flower arranging and gardening.

She also enjoyed her many grandchildren and always looked forward to their visits.

Joycelyn is survived by her brother Lloyd (Eula) Heald of West Covina CA, son, Ronald A. (Pattie) Smith of San Tan Valley AZ, daughters Ruth E. Luchi of Richland WA, Pamela R. Burkhart of Kennewick WA, also by her grandchildren Kyle Smith of Vancouver WA, Marcy (Chris) Howard of Yakima WA, Nathan Smith of West Richland WA, Brendon (Brooke) of Phoenix AZ, Deborah (Brian) Carroll of Kennewick WA, Anthony (Heather) Luchi of Epping ND, Rochelle (Taylor) Vorheis of Kennewick WA, Charles Cutler of Richland WA, 14 greatgrandchildren, 2 great greatgrandchildren. Many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin D. Heald, Ruth Elizabeth (Hibbard) Heald, brothers David D. Heald, Paul G. Heald, first husband Earl A Smith Jr, husband Herbert R. Smith Sr. Following her death her oldest son, Robert L. (Teresa) Smith of Crivitz WI passed away unexpectedly from a brief illness.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at Einan’s Funeral Home in the Events Center at 10:00 am, please join her family in celebrating her life.

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