Joyce Elaine (Teske) Manwell passed away Sunday, February 5, 2023, at the age of 88, at the Libby Care Center, with her daughter by her side. Joyce was born December 19, 1934, in Havre, Montana, to Barzia and MaryAnn Teske.
Joyce was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
After graduating from Libby High School, she worked at the courthouse in Libby before moving to Seattle, Washington, where she worked for Pan American Airlines for over 27 years.
After retirement, Joyce moved back to Libby to be with her brother, sisters, and many nieces and nephews.
Joyce is preceded in death by her son Bennett; half brothers Bartie and Oscar Teske; mother MaryAnn Teske; father Barzia Teske; and half sisters Jeanne and Annie.
Joyce is survived by her daughter Shirley (Don) Yamamoto; granddaughter Natalee (Adam) Lender (“her Na Na”); grandson Nathaniel Reedy; sisters Ilene Tangen and Myrt Robertson; step grandchildren Cortney (Jason), Reiko (Tony), and Dustin (Missy); 4 step great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews who she loved so much. She will be cheering all the kids on from heaven right along with her Seattle Mariners and Seahawks!
Joyce’s family would especially like to thank everyone at the Libby Care Center for the special love and care they gave Joyce for the last 2 years …she loved you all so much and thought of you all as family.
At Joyce’s request a small graveside service will be held Saturday, March 4, 2023, 11:00 a.m. at the Libby Cemetery in Libby, Montana. Services are under the care of Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Online memories and condolences may be shared by visiting www.schnackenbergfh.com.
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