Joyce Elaine Dupont Williams Crawford of Kooskia died April 6, 2018 at Guardian Angel Homes in Lewiston. She was 86.
Joyce was born Oct. 17, 1931 in Red Lake Falls, Minn. to Phillip and Louria Dupont. She had three brothers and one sister.
Joyce was raised in Minnesota and the Moxee-Yakima area of Washington. She returned to Red Lake Falls to graduate high school and then returned to Washington. While in Washington she met and married Pete Williams, who was in the Navy. They had three children; Jim, Kathy and John. They lived in California, Washington, and Idaho until they settled in the Clearwater Valley of Idaho where they bought Pete’s Cashway, now known as Dale’s Cashway, between Kamiah and Kooskia and ran that business for 11 years.
Pete passed away in 1979. Joyce then met and married James Crawford. They made their home on the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River.
Joyce was active in the Catholic Church, and VFW Women’s Auxiliary (holding the record for the longest membership). She loved fishing, hunting, and camping along with feeding quail and hummingbirds. She had many friends and extended family and will be dearly missed.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Phillip and Louria; her first husband, Pete Williams; brothers Phil and George; sister Patricia; son Jim; and stepson Jimmy.
She is survived by her husband James Crawford; brother Lee Dupont; daughter Kathy Hanshaw; son John Williams; stepdaughter Jayme Watson; and grandchildren Jeff Williams, Brian Williams, Jennifer Huffman, Tonya Patterson, Cheryl Lycan, Matt Bratcher, Casey Koszalka, Jason Crawford, and many great-grandchildren.
Mass and Celebration Service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 5, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Kamiah. A meal will follow in the church basement. Reverend Father Sipho will officiate.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.