Joyce Ann Barko

Joyce Ann Barko

Dec 26, 1947 – Jan 17, 2018

Preceded in death by parents, Marie and Elmer Mortensen; sister, Jean Russman.  Survived by husband, Gary M. Barko; children: Nicole Barko, Jon Ryan Barko, and Brett Barko (Ellie); three grandchildren: Rylin Filon, Braxton and Aniston Barko; siblings: Jan Kilker (Tom), Jim Mortensen (Sonja), Connie Heeney (Cliff), Kay Patton, Jacqueline Mortensen, Pam Bergman (John), and Jerry Mortensen; nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Jan. 23rd from 4pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society.




  • Kim and Dylan Fessler Posted January 19, 2018 12:15 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Bill & Roxanne Harris Posted January 19, 2018 9:21 am

    Prayers to your family. Joyce was a great lady.

  • Margie & Jerry Becerra & family Posted January 19, 2018 10:38 am

    It has been many years since our paths first crossed for daycare at MaryJanes but the sight of your name makes it feel like yesterday. Your mom, wife, grandma – now has the best seat in the house and will be watching over you all. May she rest in peace.

  • Jason and Karly Lentz Posted January 19, 2018 5:46 pm

    So sorry to hear this. Nicole, Brett, JR, and the rest of your family are all in my prayers. Hopefully knowing she is no longer in pain and in a better place can help you all through this difficult time.

  • Tom and Linda Orr Posted January 19, 2018 7:30 pm

    Gary and family so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Larry and Kim Creighton Posted January 20, 2018 11:47 am

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Hold on to your wonderful memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Blake rowan Posted January 20, 2018 1:35 pm

    So sorry for your loss jr and brett you and your family will be in our prayers

  • Mary Lucid Posted January 21, 2018 1:14 am

    One of the strongest women i have ever met!!! Joyce was one of the best Mother’s & Grandmother’s I’ve ever met as well!! Thoughts & prayer’s & Lot’s of love & hugs to Mike & tge kids and to all of Joyce’s family

  • Dianne Marie Kenney Posted January 21, 2018 4:18 pm

    Embrace your happy memories. My condolences on your loss.

  • Sharon Siebels Posted January 22, 2018 6:14 pm

    Joyce and I became friends in our high school years. We had good times together and even though we may not have seen each other much during our adult life’s, when we did see one another, it was like we had seen each other the day before. One sweet gal and I know her greatest joy was her family. May you all find comfort in your many sweet memories. I will remember her always fondly.

  • Bill Bonitz Posted January 23, 2018 12:39 pm

    Nicole, We were so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our condolences and thoughts are with you and the rest of your family during these very tough times. Bill (Beyond Golf patron)

  • robert & betty burke Posted January 23, 2018 7:38 pm

    Gary and family, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. It has been many years, but I still remember Joyce
    as a strong, vibrant and happy cousin.

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