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Joyce A. Wells

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Feb. 29, 1948 — Feb. 14, 2011

Joyce A. Mosher Oxford Wells, 62, of Lebanon died Monday, Feb. 14, at her home.

Joyce was born in San Diego, Calif., while her father was in the Navy. She moved to Sweet Home when she was 9 months old, where she was raised and graduated high school. She married Doug Oxford in Texas while he was in the Air Force. They were stationed in Dover, Del., and Japan before returning to Sweet Home in 1970. They later divorced and Joyce moved to Albany in 1981.

She married John Wells on June 1, 1985, in Sweet Home. They moved to Lebanon in 2002 and to Marcola in 2009, returning to Lebanon in 2010.

Joyce had worked doing clerical work at Tomco, Stone Forest Industries, Mennonite Home, Temp Services and Albany Democrat Herald where she retired from.

She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary 2255. She enjoyed fishing, bowling, playing bingo, making jewelry and dancing.

She is survived by her husband, John Wells of Lebanon; parents James and Geraldine Mosher of Sweet Home; daughters Lori Oxford of Lebanon, Leah Guilford of Albany, and Jessie Maxfield and Candy Williams, both of Lebanon; Sheila Rossell of Brownsville and Angie Neere of Pearsel, Okla.; brother Allan Mosher of Sierra Vista, Ark.; sisters JoAnne Gifford of Milwaukie, Linda McNelly of Philomath and Patty Dale of Redmond; 20 grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild with one on the way.

A celebration of life potluck will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Twin Cedars Mobile Home Park Rec. Hall.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society and sent in care of Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, OR 97355.

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