Joyce, 79, passed away April 11, 2017 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center with her sons at her side. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, at Woodland Hills Church of Christ, 2484 SE 68th Street, Pleasant Hill. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, at Tonini Funeral Home, 2135 SW 9th Street in Des Moines.
Joyce Marie Swanson was born January 24, 1938 to Gearald and Wilma (Eastridge) Gaskins. She grew up in Runnells and Adelphi, graduated from Runnells High School and attended AIB School of Business.
Joyce was married to John Swanson for 53 years until his death in 2010. She enjoyed traveling, crafts, and holidays. She was also an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan. Joyce was a former member of Rising Sun Church of Christ, and currently a member of Woodland Hills Church of Christ.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; sister, Myrna (Lonnie) Wright; brother, Stephen Gaskins.
Joyce is lovingly remembered by her sons: Kevin (Kim) Swanson and Eric (Alison) Swanson; grandchildren: Ashley, Bryce, Lincoln, and Tucker Swanson; brother, Walter (Debbie) Gaskins; sister, Donna Marshall; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to her church.