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Joyce Millard

Joyce Millard

Beloved mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and aunt Joyce Ann Bagshaw was born February 15, 1951, to William George and Lee Verne Ioma Bagshaw in Oregon City, Ore.

Joyce's marriage to Glenn Millard produced two children, whom she cherished.

Later in life, Joyce discovered cake decorating. She loved to decorate cakes and often honored the people around her with a special-themed cake made just for them. She also enjoyed spending vacations with her son, her daughter, and her granddaughters who lived out of state.

Joyce was a caregiver by profession as a CNA with Linda Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation, Ashland, Oregon. A mother of two, she was also a caregiver of many by nature.

Many remember her tireless giving and willingness to help others who had some kind of need. Joyce loved her entire family. She frequently helped take care of her mother, often taking her on trips, most recently to visit daughter Janice and grandchildren Secret and Finale in Helena, Montana. While there, they met Bill who will marry Janice next July. They also stopped to meet son Joe and his fianc Erin for the first time in Nampa, Idaho. They plan a December wedding.

She also spent time with nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and finding fun activities like crafts and baking. Her mother and sister lived close by and they saw each other frequently, often yard saling or thrift store bargain hunting.

Joyce was a member of Butte Creek Baptist Church in Eagle Point. She believed in the Lord and lived by his word, always trying to find the best in the world and the people around her.

Joyce is survived by her mother, Lee Verne Bagshaw of Yreka, Calif., sister, Jan Matthews of Central Point, Ore., daughter, Janice Ayers and fianc Bill Powell of Helena, Montana, son, Joe Millard and fianc Erin Rhoads of Nampa, Idaho, granddaughters; Secret and Finale Ayers of Helena, Montana and various nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Medford Friends Church 525 DeBarr Ave. In place of flowers, memorial gifts can be sent to Dunn House a local shelter for battered women.

Joyce Millard