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Joyce Jeanette Zaugg, 73

| April 12, 2010 12:54 PM

Joyce Jeanette Zaugg, 73, of Hayden, passed away at Beehive Homes in Coeur d’Alene as a result of complications due to Parkinson’s Disease. She was born in La Grande, Ore., Nov. 22, 1936, to Can-oil Boyd Standley and June Elizabeth Butterfield.

The family moved to John Day, Ore., and back to La Grande twice in the 1940s, then to Elgin, Ore., in 1953 where she graduated from high school in 1954. She attended one year at Brigham Young University.

It was while living with her father’s cousin in La Grande, and working at a drug store, she met her future husband Lyal Zaugg of Union, Ore., at a church sponsored volley-ball game. She also became employed at the Oregon State Highway District Office in La Grande as a secretary. After a one-year courtship, they were married in the Salt Lake City temple on June 20, 1957. To their union were born three children: Valerie Renee (1958) at St. Joseph’s Hospital in La Grande while her father attended Eastern Oregon College; Brenda Lynelle (1961) at the community hospital in Corvallis, Ore., where her father had transferred to Oregon State College School of Engineering; and Jeffrey Lyal (1964) at the hospital in Springfield, Ore., the closest hospital to their residence up the McKenzie River.

The family transferred to Zig Zag, Ore., in l969, then to Sandy, Ore., in 1969 where they resided until moving to their current residence in Hayden in 1977.

Joyce operated a business involving custom draperies, blinds and wall papering. She also was involved as a co-sponsor of craft shows in the area.

She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was involved with the Young Women’s programs, the Cub Scouts, the Relief Society and as a teacher in Sunday School. She served with her husband as missionaries, in St. Vincent in the West Indies for 18 months (1992-1994) and two years during the construction of the Boston Temple where her husband served as the construction inspector (1998-2000). She also served as a worker in the church’s temples in Seattle and Spokane.

She is survived by her mother, June Standley and her brother, Glenn Standley (Carol), all from Salem, Ore.,; her husband, Lyal and their son, Jeffrey (Shauna), all of Hayden; and their daughters, Valerie Newquist (Randy) and family of Port Orchard, Wash., and Brenda Sorenson (Norman) of West Valley City, Utah. Other survivors include her grandchildren: Jillayne (BYU), Daniel (BYU), Jason and Devon Newquist; James (Riley) Sorenson of St. George, Mellisa (Weston) Reynolds and their daughter, Ellie of Magna, Utah; Kristan at the University of Iowa; and Branden, McKenna, Erin, Derek and Rhiannon Zaugg of Hayden. She was preceded in death by her father, Boyd.

She was an avid quilter, with some of her work receiving awards at the North Idaho Fair. She also enjoyed genealogical research for her ancestors. She was a good homemaker. She loved the out-of-doors enjoying many family and other backpacking outings in the mountains. She served as a volunteer cook on several local Forest Service trail projects.

Viewing will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, 2010, at Yates Funeral Home, Hayden Chapel. Additional viewing will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 16, 2010, at the LDS Ward (407 Honeysuckle) in Hayden, followed by funeral service at 11 a.m., with graveside following at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens. Please visit Joyce’s memorial and sign her online guest book atwww.yatesfuneralhomes.com.

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