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JOYCE M. CHARD
April 30, 1932 ~ April 20, 2013
"Always a great listener, Joyce made each one
of her children truly believe they were the favorite."
Joyce M. (Lockwood) Chard, 80, died peacefully at her home in the Lakeshore area of Vancouver, WA. She was born April 30, 1932 to Glenn Sr. and Gladys Lockwood in Olympia, WA, the third of five children. She grew up in Hoodsport, WA where she attended elementary school and graduated from Shelton High School in 1950, residing there until 1953.
Joyce and Jim would later move east of Battle Ground and started Chard Hardwoods where she would scale the logs. In 1964, the family moved the business to Kalama and settled into a new home in Salmon Creek. The flood of 1965 took their mill and several years later they moved to the Lakeshore area. Joyce would go on to be a bookkeeper for two forest products equipment manufacturing companies: Drying Systems and Joyco. She also owned and operated a kite shop, The Weather Front.
During her lifetime, Joyce enjoyed genealogy, painting, photo developing, travel and reading. Joyce was a Master Gardener and always had a great vegetable garden. She loved cooking outdoors whether is was on a BBQ grill or an open fire. Joyce enjoyed weekly gatherings with a close group of friends for a glass of wine. She did a cartwheel every year on her birthday until she was in her 70's.
She was loved by all who knew her
and she will be missed.
Joyce is survived by her husband of 62 years, James W. Chard; sister, Vicki Melton; daughters, Susan (Christiansen), Julie (Siebel) and Kathryn (Scott); sons, David and Jim III; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Nancy (Whitchurch) and Dorothy (Barnaby); brother, Glenn Jr.; as well as granddaughter, April Chard; and great-grandson, Samuel Goodenough.
Joyce donated her body to OHSU to be used for research. The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice Southwest and Mary Young, for their loving care of their wife, mother and grandma in her last weeks of life.
Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on May 8, 2013