Joyce Jane DeHart, 83, passed away Aug. 2, 2013, in Portland Ore., surrounded by her loved ones. She was born March 1, 1930, in Oregon City, Ore., to Paul and Mabel Marie (Nicholson) Wickwire. She moved with her family to the Hood River Valley area attended schools in the area.
She married Robert “Bob” DeHart Aug. 4, 1965, in White Salmon, Wash.; they divorced but remained always close.
She had many different jobs growing up, including working in the hop fields picking hops. Later she worked in hospitality industry working in restaurants and taverns. She owned the Mt. Hood Café, which she really enjoyed, and worked at Tip Top Tavern until she was no longer able to work.
She enjoyed doing beading and making Christmas decorations out of beads. She also liked to Russian embroidery. She also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Joyce is survived and will be dearly missed by her daughters, Connie McKinnis, of Portland, Ore., and Becky Beckel; sons Donald J. Wickwire, Lonnie Dehart and Steven Dehart; 18 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents Joyce was preceded in death by her son, Glenn Pitzer; stepdaughters Christy Bridenbach and Ada Neufeld; sister Darlene Peterson, brother Donald F. Wickwire; and nephew and niece Michael Neufeld and Roberta Wamboldt.
Services are planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Anderson's Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Pastor Bobby Beauchamp of Parkdale Baptist Church will officiate. Private graveside rites will follow at the Pine Grove Butte Cemetery.
Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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