Joyce S. Payton

Lewiston, Idaho

July 27, 1943 - May 28, 2014

Joyce S. Payton, 70, passed away on May 28, 2014, in Lewiston.
Joyce was born on July 27, 1943 to Plennie and Hattie Jones in Orofino. She was the sixth of seven children. She grew up in Pierce, Peck and Stites, and ended up settling in Kamiah for many years. She married Gale Payton in Lewiston. Joyce was a Certified Nursing Assistant and worked seasonal jobs clipping fish in Orofino at the hatchery. She also enjoyed volunteering at the food bank in Kamiah.
Joyce is survived by her children, Harriet, Calvin, Aurora, Gerald and Melinda; as well as her sister, Mary. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gale Payton; daughter, Liz; and a grandson, Frank; one sister and four brothers.
There will be a memorial at noon on June 14 at Beachview Park in Clarkston with a covered-dish dinner to follow as a celebration of life. Please leave your condolences at


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