Dec. 8, 1934 - March 29, 2018
Funeral services will be held for Joyce L. "Joy" Downer, 83, longtime visitor and current resident of Bandon at a later date where her ashes will be interred at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colo. She died at home March 29, 2018. She had been afflicted by stroke, vascular dementia, hydrocephalus and COPD.
In 1952, Joy was graduated from Manhattan High School in Manhattan, Kansas. Joy was an U.S. Army wife for 21 years and a real estate executive secretary, receptionist and closing offficial for 17 years.
She was an accomplished vocalist, singing lead lyric soprano in popular, musical, and operetic music in many venues including stage, church choir and special events. She also directed several junior choirs.
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Joy is survived by her husband, Harry S. Downer Jr. of Bandon; her son, John Michael; daughter, Deborah D. Wooldridge; granddaughter, Rachel N. Wooldridge; a brother, Joe; and three sisters, Marilyn, Sherry and Delores.
Donations may be made to South Coast Hospice.
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