Shelton-Mason County Journal - Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

Joyce Marie Ann Rivers

March 15, 1937-October 23, 2021


October 28, 2021

Joyce Marie Ann Rivers of Allyn, Washington, died Saturday, October 23, 2021, in Gig Harbor with her three daughters by her side. She was 84.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 15, 1937, she was the second daughter of Pauline and Dr. Daniel C. Rivers. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, devoted to her family. She spent her life dedicated to nursing and caring for others. She was giving, selfless and unequivocally amazing. She was preceded in death by her infant son Pete and is survived by her four children Chris Gutman (Rita), Jenny Sims (Marvin), Amy Lind, and Polly Jeffery (James), her grandchildren, four sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday November 2nd at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Belfair, WA.

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