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Joyce Marie Randall McBride

Sep. 10, 1931 - Jun. 12, 2020

Date of Service: Jun. 19, 2020

Joyce Marie Randall McBride, age 88, passed quietly from this life surrounded by her loving family on Friday, June 12, 2020, due to congestive heart failure.

Born to Grant Dilmon and Anita Gierisch Randall on September 10, 1931, in Burley, Idaho, she was the first of five children and was raised on a small farm. They were not wealthy but learned to work hard and found joy in their love of family and the simple things of life.

Joyce met Ramon Wells McBride in seminary class when she was a freshman and he was a senior in high school. After graduating from high school, Joyce attended Ricks College. Ramon had joined the Unites States Air Force and courted Joyce via letters and visits while on furlough. While Joyce was at Ricks, Ramon sent her an engagement ring in the mail. They were married on March 13, 1951, in the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple. After their marriage, they moved to San Antonio, Texas, where Ramon was stationed in the Air Force and they had their first son, Ramon Jr. After leaving the service, they moved to Provo, Utah, where Ramon attended Brigham Young University. While there, their first daughter, Anita, was born. They then moved to Rexburg, Idaho, where Ramon attended Ricks College and two more children, JoLynn and Grant, were born. After his graduation, they moved back to Burley where Ramon taught school and their last child, Anne, was born.

Joyce was the heart and backbone of her family. Because of her great love for her family, she sacrificed much. While Ramon always worked two jobs at Burley Jr. High School and the Bureau of Land Management, Joyce worked hard to keep the family fed and clothed. She had the main responsibility of the upkeep of their home, gardens, and property, as well as wrangling her five active, busy children, and keeping them in line. During this process she became a referee and “first-aid queen” as she patched up many a skinned knee and cuts and scrapes from barbed wire fences and tree climbing. While shouldering all these responsibilities, Joyce lacked the ability to drive until she was well into adulthood and was thrilled to finally receive her driver’s license at the same time as her eldest son.

Joyce’s many talents included gardening, canning, homemade jams, bread, scones, quilting, sewing clothes for her children, reading, listening, and loving others.

Joyce was taught and developed a love of quilting from her mother and grandmother and spent many, many hours helping to make beautiful quilts. She made hand-made quilts and receiving blankets for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She was a friend and confidant and was loyal to the core to those she loved. Joyce’s greatest gift was her love of family and of the gospel of Jesus Christ. She had a strong testimony of the power of prayer. She had many “adopted” sons and daughters who called her “Mom” and “Grandma” and she loved each one of them as her own.

Joyce was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and gave many years of service in the Relief Society and the Young Womens organizations. She was a life-long, dedicated visiting teacher, and provided many other types of service, including serving as a service missionary at Deseret Industries in Burley.

For the last nine years of her life, Joyce struggled with many health issues and had multiple life flights, hospitalizations, rehabs, and home health care. During this time, she tried to keep a positive attitude through the struggles and frustrations as her body would not allow her to do the things she wanted to do and to help others. She appreciated the many family and friends who called and visited to show their love for her.

Ramon was her devoted and round-the-clock caregiver. His dedication was exemplary. Through Joyce’s health challenges, he had many, many interrupted and sleepless nights; many hours, days, weeks, and months spent at her bedside; and thousands of miles driven to “check on his Sweetie.” Their children would like to say, “Thank you, Dad, for your tender, loving care of our mother and for the amazing example you have set for us. We love you very much.”

Joyce was the love of Ramon’s life. They recently celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary. For almost 70 years, Ramon has shown a laminated picture of Joyce to everyone he met, which he has carried in his wallet since she was 17 years old. When he did, Joyce would just roll her eyes at him. He wanted to make sure everyone knew what a “good catch” he made.

The family would like to express their appreciation and thanks to Dr. Walter Graham, Wanda, Scott, Brian, Ilene, and the many other health care workers who helped to care for Joyce and her family with such gentle kindness. We couldn’t have navigated these trying times without their help and support; especially Wanda, who was an anchor for the family to the very end. And of course, we would like to thank Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home for their thoughtful consideration of Joyce and her family.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; her two sisters, Eleanor Reynolds and Patsy Jenkins; two grandsons, David Robbins and Alex McBride; a granddaughter, Heather Rosenthal-Gil; and a son-in-law, Mark Tuckett.

Joyce is survived by her husband, Ramon; and their children, Ramon Jr. (Mary), Anita Vail, JoLynn “Jo” Tuckett, Grant (Yvonne), and Anne (Rick) Robbins; 20 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Richard Randall and Steven (Julie) Randall.

There are no words to soothe the grief and sorrow in our hearts over the loss of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend but these, “Endings are not our destiny. The more we learn about Jesus Christ, the more we realize that endings here in mortality are not endings at all. They are merely interruptions - temporary pauses that one day will seem small compared to the eternal joy awaiting the faithful.” (Dieter F Uchtdorf)

A public visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, located at 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley. We ask those in attendance to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private family service will be held at 1p.m. Friday, June 19, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Pella 2nd Ward, located at 152 W. 400 S., of Burley. Burial will be in Pella Cemetery.

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In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her honor to the Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital.

Condolences for Joyce Marie Randall McBride

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From Jennifer Jamison:
My mother (Nettie Tucker) went to school with Ramon and always spoke so kindly of both Ramon and Joyce. She sounds like such a beautiful lady, and I send my condolences to your family.
From Barry and Kristy Lewis:
Dear Ramon and family, We extend our love and sympathy for your loss. Joyce will indeed be missed. On the other hand, can you imagine the reunion that is happening on the other side. We are sad that there will not be the opportunity to visit due to the virus. Our prayers are with you.
From Raoul and Dee Gierisch :
So very sorry for your loss. Joyce was such a wonderful lady. We were so grateful for the special bond that her and mom had. She will be missed much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From Lyle and Jennifer Sager:
With heavy hearts we send our deepest sympathies to you. Joyce was a little bit of heaven on earth. She was a beautiful soul.
From Dave and Susan Toner:
How I loved and appreciated my dear friend, Joyce, for her kindness and gentle service during difficult times in my life! How you will be missed! Our prayers are with you and your family, Ramon! Love to you!!
From Tina Ashby Surlin:
My dear favorite school teacher, I am so sorry to hear about the lose of your dear wife. May her love shine in your heart until you meet again.
From The Richard L McBride Family:
Our Love, Prayers and Sorrow are with Ramon, Joyce and All their Family at this heartbreaking time. May our Heavenly Father & His Son Bless their hearts & souls as they Remember & Cherish the memory of their Joyce, a kind & gentle soul who graced this earth for 88 years. Sending much Love and warm & loving embraces.
From Crystal Sawyer:
What a wonderful lady and family. She will be missed!
From Margarita Braegger :
Honor to have known such a wonderful Lady. So kind and loving. Love and Hugs to Ramon and All the McBride Family
From Mary Miller:
She always had a smile that would bring joy to anyone blessed enough to view it. She had a Christ-like countenance. And will be greatly missed. Heaven is rejoicing apon her return as we morn.
From Mary Miller:
She always had a smile that would bring joy to anyone blessed enough to view it. She had a Christ-like countenance. And will be greatly missed. Heaven is rejoicing apon her return as we morn.
From Dave & Sheri Allred:
Simply seeing her pictures here, make me smile. She was that kind of person, to touch your heart just at the thought of her. Prayers for the family.
From Gwen Beck:
Joyce was my right hand secretary for many years in Young Women. Her beautiful hand writing graced many, many certificates and anything that was of importance! She always knew I loved her special touch and her precise record keeping! She is a beautiful woman who raised a special family with an eternal partner.
From Kay Adams Wood:
To Ramon and his family. The Monroe and Jeanne Adams family were greatly influenced buy your wonderful family. We send our love and prayers for peace in your heart. May you find comfort in the fact that she has graduated on to her next wonderful experience. I’m sure she will influence you all from the other side of the veil. We send our love.
From Ilene, Harshbarger :
Such a honor to meet and serve Joyce. Love you so much! I will miss our talks and updates. Til we meet again. Xoxo
From Vickie Henderson Jensen:
Dear Ray, I’m so sorry for your loss. Thank for teaching myself and others the art of being a good dispatcher and for sharing stories of Your family and honey do’s trimming the Raspberry bushes.
From Trent and Terisa Robinson:
Such a sweet lady! We love her and will cherish the many memories we have of her and her family! Love and prayers to all of you! ??
From Kathy Millar:
I will miss her beautiful smile. She brightened my day every time I saw her. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
From Richard Owens:
I never had the pleasure of meeting Joyce, but I am blessed to work with Ray Jr. He is an exceptional, caring, loyal, and extremely hard working man who loves his family. His parents, Joyce and Ray Sr’s influence and high moral character is evident in every thing Ray Jr does. My deepest condolences to the McBride family.
From Gay Dawn And Lonnie Downs:
We are saddened to hear of Joyce’s passing. We never saw her without her sweet smile and twinkling eyes. She will surely be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Ramon, and all of your family.
From Elaine Gierisch (Henderson):
Rest in peace sweet cousin. I will miss seeing your smiling face when I’m able to come to Burley. May the Lord bless all of your family as they mourn your loss. Love you
From Al and Kathy Barrus :
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Our community has lost a wonderful lady.
From Shane and Katriina Beck family:
What a cherished neighbor and friend who will truly be missed! We love you Joyce, and will look forward to when we meet again. Our thoughts and prayers are with the McBride family at this time.
From Leon Clegg:
Thoughts and prayers to the McBride family. Raymond was my teacher and coach in Jr. high. Wonderful people. Raymond’s mother and father and his siblings grew up with my family and my siblings in the same neighborhood. Have know the McBride family many years. Thinking of you, Raymond, and all your children at this time. May Heavenly Father comfort each of you. All our love. The Cleggs. Leon and Dori.
From Leon Clegg:
Thoughts and prayers to the McBride family. Raymond was my teacher and coach in Jr. high. Wonderful people. Raymond’s mother and father and his siblings grew up with my family and my siblings in the same neighborhood. Have know the McBride family many years. Thinking of you, Raymond, and all your children at this time. May Heavenly Father comfort each of you. All our love. The Cleggs. Leon and Dori.
From Jan McBride:
A truly kind and caring lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
From The Hoge Family:
We will miss her optimistic smile and laugh. She's is one of the kindest hearts we know and we feel honored to be her neighbor.
From Melanie McBride:
A beautiful lady and always so kind and gracious when I was around her.
From Terry and Cindy Gierisch:
Dearest Ramon and family. Our hearts are broken for the loss of your "sweetie", wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Joyce was a beautiful woman who shared her kindness and friendship with all that knew her and the new people she met in her life. Terry and I were Blessed the have her right across the street from our mom {Val} knowing the daily phone calls between the two brightened each others day. Ramon, we will always remember the picture of your "sweetie" that you always had handy to show us at any given time. Our thoughts, prayers, and sympathy are with all of you at this time. May God hold all of you in the palm of hand as you go through this sad time. Hugs and Love to all

From Nola Asher:
My heart goes out to you at the loss of this precious lady who now graces others with her supreme kindness and the gentleness of her soul. May peace find its places in all the hearts of you who are left behind for now. Hugs and Love.
From Cynthia Randall Nottle:
I remember many times when she came to the dairy to get milk I would do something clumsy and she would say we must be related.
From Patricia Clark:
I'm so sorry for you and your family's loss. May God bless you all with peace and his loving arms around you.
From Bruce Beck:
One dear friend. Prayers and and thoughts for you I will miss her
From Alan McBride:
Such a sweet lady! We will miss her.

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