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Joyce Wilhelmina Kennington

November 28, 1925 October 22, 2018
Joyce Wilhelmina Kennington
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Joyce Wilhelmina Kennington

Joyce Wilhelmina Klug was born on November 28, 1925 in Fusilier, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Bill & Meta Klug. She was the oldest of two children. Joyce died from complications caused by cancer on October 22, 2018 at Ocean Breeze Care Family Home in University Place, Washington.

Joyce was raised on a farm on the plains of Saskatchewan and then at the age of 13 the family moved to the United States. They moved to Portland, Oregon for a few months before buying a farm just north of Battle Ground, Washington.

At the age of 16 Joyce moved to Portland in order to be a nanny for her twin niece and nephew, John & Julianna Klug. After graduation from Jefferson High School in 1943 she attended Biola College and Multnomah School of the Bible.

Joyce met Bill Kennington at Central Bible Church in Portland around Easter in 1947. They were married on January 3, 1948.

Joyce enjoyed her family and friends as a highlight of her life. She loved to plan get-togethers and parties for them. She also loved the beach. Joyce and Bill enjoyed befriending International students in the Portland area and did many activities with them. She worked for many years as a secretary and especially enjoyed over 20 years as the pastor’s personal secretary at Central Bible Church. Loving and serving Christ was Joyce’s lifelong passion.

In 2013 Joyce moved two hours north of Portland to have more support from son Jim and his family. She lived at Patriot’s Landing Retirement Home, Jim & Jaci’s home, Gravelly Lake Adult Family Home, and Ocean Breeze Care Home.

Joyce’s husband Bill passed in May 2007. Her daughter Jen passed in December 2010. She is survived by her brother Arnie (Arleen) Klug; one son Jim (Jaci); 8 grandchildren: Heather Hoffecker (Paul), Heidi Harrold, Michael Harrold, Jill Randol, Jeff Kennington (Leah), Jenae Kennington, Bethlehem Kennington, Tarike Kennington; &10 great-grandchildren: Kathryn, Nichole, & AlexHoffecker: Marquez, Makaylee, &Nyah Randol: Jack, Wesley, Laine, & Avery Kennington.

November 4, 2018 – 4:00 PM
Cherrywood Village Chapel – Portland, Oregon
1417 SE 107th Ave, Portland, OR 97216

Arrangements by Edwards Memorial, Funerals Homes, Chapels and Crematories.

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4:00 PM 11/4/2018 4:00:00 PM
Cherrywood Village Chapel

1417 SE 107th Ave
Portland, OR 97216

Cherrywood Village Chapel
1417 SE 107th Ave Portland 97216 OR
United States

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