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LaDonna "Joyce" Vanderbeek

April 13, 1944 May 10, 2019
LaDonna "Joyce" Vanderbeek
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Obituary for LaDonna "Joyce" Vanderbeek

Longest Serving Operating Room Nurse in the Rogue Valley Passes
LaDonna Joyce Vanderbeek and her twin sister were born April 13th, 1944 in Stanley, North Dakota to Arnold and Francis Eidem. Joyce graduate with her nursing degree from Jamestown College and moved to Medford, Oregon in 1965. She was an operating room nurse at the Rogue Valley Medical Center for over forty years.
Never one to ignore needs, Joyce’s passion for healing and adventure led her to join Interplast (now Resurge International) as a volunteer, flying around the world for many years offering trainings and life-affirming surgeries for children in remote communities where modern surgery did not reach.
Joyce gave birth to her two sons, Mike and Mark, in Medford and raised them in the valley. Son, Mike Vanderbeek lives in Kalispell, MT and son, Mark, in Tacoma, WA. Joyce took pride in her sons and grandchildren and also doted on her dog, Annie.
Joyce had a talent for organizing and enjoyed planning river rafting trips and ski excursions with her friends. She developed strong friendships that persisted many years. She enjoyed hiking and the beauty of our Rogue Valley.
Joyce is survived by her son, Mike; daughter-in-law, Shelley; grandkids, Nicholas and Nathan; son, Mark; daughter-in-law, Jenny; grandkids, Hayden, Lilly and Harry. She is also survived by her twin sister, Jayne Sand of Arizona; and brother, Dan Eidem of Indiana. Her brother, Dale Eidem died before her.
Joyce was a long-time supporter of ACCESS and the family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to help needy local families and individuals at ACCESS, 3630 Aviation Way, Medford, OR 97504.
Joyce passed away May 10th. A Celebration of her Life will be June 1 at 11:00 am at First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville.

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Celebration of Life




11:00 AM 6/1/2019 11:00:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville

425 Middle St.
Jacksonville, OR 97530

First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville
425 Middle St. Jacksonville 97530 OR
United States

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