Joyce M. Pittack

Joyce M. Pittack, a 55-year resident of Grays Harbor, died on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.

Joyce M. Pittack, a 55-year resident of Grays Harbor, died on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. She was born in Naches, Washington. Her folks moved back to Nebraska where she attended school in Long Pine and graduated high school in Bassett, Nebraska. Joyce attended Norfolk Junior College and received an AA degree in teaching.

On Aug. 10, 1957, she and Clarence D. Pittack were married in Norfolk, Nebraska. After Clarence finished mortuary school in Chicago, they moved to Omaha in 1958 were she taught grade school for two years. She then attended beauty school. After completing beauty school, she and a friend opened their own shop in Papillion, Nebraska.

In 1965, Joyce and Clarence moved to Walla Walla, Washington, then to Hoquiam on Feb. 15, 1967. In Hoquiam, she has worked as a bank teller, hairdresser and had driven school bus for the Hoquiam School District. For the past five years, she has had the joy of babysitting her great-grandson, Grayson.

Surviving relatives include her husband, Clarence; a daughter Michelle; sons, Craig and Cary; grandchildren: Alicia, Nicholas and Ross; great-grandson, Grayson; sisters, Joann (Jim) Wilder, Jeaneen Bestul and Trudy Henderson; and a brother David Henderson.

Joyce had been a member of Calvary Lutheran Church where she had taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School and had belonged to the Ladies Aide, Altar Guild and was a member of the OWLS. She had also been a member of the seniors bowling league.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2515 Sumner Avenue, Aberdeen. There will be an interment at the City Cemetery in Tilden, Nebraska.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Calvary Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 1957, Aberdeen, WA 98520.

Arrangements are by the Coleman Mortuary in Hoquiam.

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