Joyce Vasbinder Obituary

Joyce Annabella Vasbinder
Joyce Annabella Vasbinder

April 6, 1932 - May 8, 2019
Born in Peoria, Illinois
Resided in Vancouver, Washington
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Joyce A Vasbinder (JoJo), 87, passed away on May 8, 2019. JoJo was born on April 6th, 1932 in Peoria, IL to Charles & Mary Wirth. The family moved to Portland, Oregon, where she graduated from Grant High School. She married Richard (Buzz) Vasbinder on June 22, 1958. They raised 3 boys with her as the homemaker. As the family grew, she cared for her grandkids, nieces, nephews, & extended family children. JoJo also loved her snacks while playing games like You-no (Uno) or Double Solitaire, doing puzzles, watching her grandkids’ events, country music (like Johnny Cash & Charlie Pride), or just watching TV game shows.

Joyce was proceeded in death by her husband & parents, brother Chuck Wirth, sister Shirley Westover, and grandson Derek Vasbinder. She is survived by her sisters Beverly Archer, Delores “Charlene” Lasher, & Marilyn Wells; sons Bryan Vasbinder (Jackie), Craig Vasbinder (Sandra), & Dennis Vasbinder (Brenda); and her grandchildren Ryan Vasbinder, Michael Vasbinder, Kelli Vasbinder, Michelle Vasbinder, Karissa Vasbinder, & Kordell Vasbinder and many others who knew as Grandma JoJo.

The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life Open House from 11am to 4pm, June 1, 2019, at Dennis & Brenda’s house. Remembrances may be made in the form desired by friends. For those choosing memorial contributions, the family has designated the Dementia Society of America.




Funeral Home
Evergreen Staples Funeral Chapel
3414 NE 52nd Street #101
Vancouver, WA US 98661