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BETTYE JAMES


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BETTYE JAMES Obituary
December 27, 1957 - August 4, 2017 MOORE Joyce was born December 27, 1957 to Jack & Violet (Wooden) King, in Bakersfield, CA. The family moved to Oklahoma when she was 2 years old. Joyce graduated from Midwest City High School in 1976, worked at Macklanburg Duncan where in 1983 she met Joseph James. They were married in 1986 and were blessed with 3 beautiful daughters, Julie, Jessica, and Brittany. She later worked for Dana Corporation, operated the family liquor store, and eventually retired from WalMart. Bettye passed away Friday, August 4, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her husband, Joseph; daughters, Julie, Jessica (Dustin) Askegaard, and Brittany James (Taylor Ginzl); 1 grandson, Bentley James Askegaard; brother, Ralph "Butch" (Laurie) King; sisters, Linda Shipp, Patti (Paul) Miller, twin, Jayne (David) Humphreys, and brother, Jody King; half-sisters, Shauna Mitchell (Ken), and Vonda Matthews (Paul); in-laws, Joseph (Laurine) James; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Joyce enjoyed fishing, riding on the motorcycle with Joseph and was a huge NASCAR fan. She loved to go antiquing with her sisters. She loved the old movies and family get-togethers. Her first love was her family, especially her grandson, Bentley. Joyce was a wonderful, caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and mother-in-law, who will be missed tremendously. She was deeply loved and has battled rheumatoid arthritis for 25 years and was in excruciating pain most of the time - she never complained. The family will receive friends and family from 6pm-8pm, Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at the John M. Ireland Funeral Home, 120 S. Broadway, Moore, OK. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 10, 2017, at Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 7301 S. Walker Ave., OKC. Interment to follow at Moore Cemetery, Moore, OK. Services are under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home.
Published in The Oklahoman on Aug. 9, 2017
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