October 21, 1936 - October 20, 2021
Decorator, Gardner, Retired Businesswoman, ‘Mom’ and 'Grandma Joyce' to her world of children, exemplified Joyce Miller’s energetic love of Life, Family and Friends. Joyce passed away October 20, 2021 at the age of 84. Surrounded by immediate and extended family at home, she passed peacefully, due to a newly diagnosed cancer. She was born to Rex and Lillie Bell Royster on October 21, 1936 . The family, including sister Joann born in 1941 ( d. 1990 ) moved from California to their Oregon farm west of Eugene in 1944. The family welcomed brother Rick in 1952. The Love Story of Joyce’s life-long admiration of and 67 ½ year marriage to BJ Miller was her most treasured blessing and joy. With their children Jeffrey ( d. 2015 ) and Jill, they came to Corvallis in 1961. Joyce was the mothering homemaker, Barbie doll dressmaker, and Scout leader as she actively raised her children. She began her business career in Display Art for the Corvallis Gazette Times and later worked as an Interior Decorator for Blackledge Furniture and Corvallis Home Furnishing. During these years she was active in civic groups and clubs and was known for developing and directing the children’s Arts and Crafts area for the Corvallis Fall Festival. She retired as co-owner of Corvallis Security Service, a business she and BJ owned and operated from 1975 to 1999. In retirement Joyce developed her hobby of collecting and designing costumes into a well known Corvallis business she called The Costume Place. She loved to ‘accessorize’ which led to many of her ornate costumes being community and private party prize-winners. Joyce’s most favorite achievement was being a world example of an energetic and just plain fun Grandma, Granny to her greats, Aunt Joyce and Cuzin Joycie. She lives on in her joyous impact on so many. Per her wishes a private family Memorial will be held in her honor. A Remembering Joyce Miller Facebook profile page will continue. The family invites and thanks all to share memories there to be read and treasured.
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