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Joyce Marlene Guier


Joyce Marlene Guier

Joyce Marlene Guier passed to rest June 16, 2017, at Puget Sound Healthcare in Olympia, Washington, where she had been a resident after having several health crises over the winter months.

Joyce was born to Walter Donald Guier and Elva Lucille Boyles Guier, on June 30, 1944 in Portland, Oregon. In early childhood, Joyce suffered with numerous health problems, spending several months at Dournbecker Hospital in Portland, Ore.

In middle school, Joyce, with her family, moved to Goldendale, Washington. By this time Joyce had two siblings: older brother, Donald Kenneth Guier, and younger sister, Judith Kathleen (Guier) Kincaid. Soon after the move to Goldendale, the family was increased by another sister, Patricia Louise (Guier) Wilkes.

Joyce married George Edward Wesley in September 1965. That union was blessed by two beautiful daughters: Dana Ileen Wesley Sarti and Danette Kathleen (Wesley) Wolford. Her daughters were her pride and joy, and she gave everything she had to keep them happy.

Joyce was a creative and artistic person. She loved to sew, bake, garden, and most of all, she loved to paint. In the years following the birth of her daughters, her life was plagued by the effects of bipolar disorder; as the years progressed, the disease took a heavy toll on her life and her ability to maintain a normal lifestyle. Despite that challenge, she remained to the very end a happy, upbeat person, always looking on the brighter side of life.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Walt and Elva, and by her youngest sister, Patricia ("Tricia"). She is survived by her brother, Donald Kenneth Guier, of Omaha, Nebraska, and younger sister, Judith Kathleen (Guier) Kincaid, of Goldendale; and by her two daughters, Dana and Danette; Danette's son Charles Walter Wolford (her pride and joy and only grandchild); three nieces; and one nephew, two grand nieces, and two great grands, a girl and a boy!

Please share memories at There will be an informal graveside service at Centerville Cemetery just before sundown on June 30. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that tax deductible donations be made to the Providence St. Peter Foundation's Community Care Center ( or

Providence St. Peter Foundation

413 Lilly Road NE

Olympia, WA 98506-5166

Phone: (360) 493-7981

Fax: (360) 493-4631


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