Joy Wilkes was born on December 13th, 1934 to Albert and LaVivian Taylor. She grew up on a small farm in Grover, Wyoming with her siblings Laura, Naomi, and Nolan.
When she was Seventeen, she met the love of her life, Nord Wilkes. They courted for two years, then married on September 11th, 1954. They raised three wonderful children, Tauna, Todd, and Kade. They spent 65 lovely years together.
Joy loved spending her time with her family and friends. She was blessed with eight grandkids and nine great grand kids who all love her dearly.
Nord and Joy spent most of their life together in a camper up Greys River. The family loved to join them in relaxing, hunting, playing games, and just plain enjoying each other’s company.
Joy passed away peacefully at her home in Afton with her loving family by her side. She is survived by her husband Nord Wilkes, daughter Tauna Mendenhall, sons Todd Wilkes, and Kade Wilkes. She also had Jami Wilkes, Tammy Thompson, grandkids and great-grand kids.
She will be welcomed in the light by her family and friends that have been patiently waiting to see her again.
The family will be having a grave side service on Friday, September 13th at 1pm.