Joy Jacqueline (Eveland) Huff

1931 – 2013


Ten Sleep, WY. – Beautiful wife, mother and best friend passed away February 7, 2013 in Billings, Montana with her husband by her side.  Joy was born on March 13, 1931 in Butte, Nebraska to Ray and Amanda (Bower) Eveland.  Joy spent her early years growing up on farms in Nebraska, South Dakota, Oregon and the Palouse Valley of Washington.  She made her home in Ten Sleep, Wyoming with her husband, Charles, of 37 years and their cat, Swedee.  She was an accomplished artist who also loved photography.  She taught art to many young students in Portland, Oregon through the YMCA and Mt. Scott Community Center also paying for a lot of art supplies out of her own pocket when kids could not afford them.  She loved hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, horseback riding, flying, motorcycle riding, rock hounding and fossil hunting.  Joy and her husband loved to travel and have been to all 50 states as well as Canada and Mexico.  She had a great love for God, Family and friends.  To Joy no one was a stranger.  She was preceded in death by her parents Ray and Amanda, sister Charlene, brothers Gary and Orland Dean.  She is survived by her husband Charles of Ten Sleep, Wyoming, sister Donene (Pat) Beach of Portland, Oregon and a brother Jim (Sandy) Eveland of Portland City, Oregon.  Sons Dan (Linda) Emerson of Columbia City, Oregon, Jon (Connie) Erwin of Lebanon, Oregon, David Emerson of Cloverdale, Oregon.  Also surviving are  Aunt Vina Bower of Casper, Wyoming, 6 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.  Joy’s many jobs included working in packing plants, livestock hauling, taxi driver, bank teller, lumber mills, waitress and caregiver for the elderly.  These jobs took her from Oregon to Alaska which she dearly loved.  Joy was a member of the Portland Fine Arts Guild, Clackamas Art Guild, Oregon State Sheriff’s Association, VFW Auxiliary #4248, Disabled American Veterans, Good Sam Club, the USO and the NRA.  Joy was a wonderful and beautiful lady, and never had a bad word towards anyone.  If the number of friends is the measure of wealth, then Joy was a very wealthy woman.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.  Cremation has taken place with Internment at the Ten Sleep Cemetery.  God Bless Everyone.




Joy and Charles