Obituaries & Tributes

Joyce Mae Stanley

date of birth February 17 1952

date of death December 18 2018


Joyce Mae Unser Stanley, 66

Joyce Mae Stanley (nee Unser), 66, went to be with our Lord on December 18, 2018. Joyce was born on February 17, 1952 in Yakima, Washington, the daughter of Joseph and Marion Unser. Joyce grew up and attended school in Yakima where she graduated from A.C. Davis High School, class of 1970.

On October 16, 1971 Joyce married Douglas M. Stanley, living initially in Yakima and ultimately relocating to the Portland, Oregon area in February 1974.

Joyce is survived by her husband Douglas Stanley, two sons; Aaron (Jody) Stanley of Wilsonville, Oregon, Lynn (Sandra) Stanley of Glendale, Arizona, her mother Marion Unser and two sisters Jolene Tobin and Diane Camerer all living in Yakima. Joyce also leaves behind 6 loving grandchildren; Nikolai Stanley, Darian Stanley, Anna Stanley, Dylan Stanley, Zachery Martinez, and Emma Stanley.

Joyce loved spending time and doing things with her family and friends.In the early years while raising her family, Joyce enjoyed camping and boating with family and friends. Many hours were spent with her family enjoying camp fires and water skiing at various rivers, lakes and reservoirs.In the later years, Joyce enjoyed cooking and gardening as pass time activities. Joyce was an outstanding cook and loved to do Holiday meals for her family.

Joyce was a wonderful mother to her two sons, a loving wife and grandmother.Family gave her the greatest joy. She will be truly missed and remembered for her compassion for others, unconditional love, and laughter.

Joyce was a devout Christian and an active member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Canby, Oregon.

Joyce was also a volunteer at the St. Vincent de Paul food bank located in Canby.Her last responsibility was assisting with home deliveries.

A viewing will be held at Canby Funeral Chapel on December 26th from the hours of 1-8pm. A memorial Mass and Celebration of Life will take place December 27th, 11am, at St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Canby. Joyce will be interned at Zion Memorial Park Cemetery.

Family and friends who would prefer to do a donation instead of traditional flowers are encouraged to do so.Donations can be made to St. Vincent de Paul Food bank P.O. Box 754 Canby, Oregon 97013. Please note on any donations that they are in remembrance of Joyce Stanley.


6 tribute candles have been lit

Candle lit by Dan Cobb Joyce, you were beautiful inside and out. It is comforting knowing you are in a good place as you made a positive impact on everyone you encountered. We love you now and forever.

Candle lit by Douglas Stanley Joyce was my loving wife for more than 47 years. Not only was Joyce a loyal and wonderful wife, she was the best friend I ever had. Nothing will ever fill the void she leaves behind. May her sole rest in heaven for ever! With all my love Doug.

Candle lit by Lois Brooks Joyce, you were a great neighbor and friend. You will be missed.

Candle lit by Terri Huber I love you Joyce and will never forget the 45 years of our friendship. We shared laughter, joy, tears, and sorrow. May you Rest In Peace, my friend. We will always be here for Doug and your children.

Candle lit by Diane Camerer u have left us way to soon. We had so many more adventures to experience and my heart has a huge void but thank you for being the best sister. I will love you forever I promise to keep you memory alive

Candle lit by Staff at Canby-Molalla Funeral Chapel Our sincere condolences.

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