Joyce Evelyn DeMers
Joyce DeMers passed away March 13th, 2017 in the company of family and friends. Joyce was born on March 9th, 1942 in Seattle to parents Stan and Delores “Dode” Young. She grew up primarily in Lakeside MT, attending school and helping with the family’s boat building and marina operations.
Joyce’s love of travel started early. After high school, Joyce attended two years at the College of the Americas in Mexico City where she studied culture and language. At various stages of her life, Joyce lived in Mexico City, London, Turkey, Puerto Vallarta, and of course, Polson.
Throughout her business career, Joyce owned/operated a Sears store, the South Shore Inn, and a real-estate company, all in Polson. Along with her work, Joyce dedicated volunteer time to several causes including addiction support agencies and mentoring.
Joyce is survived by her brothers Syd and Bruce Young; son Chris McGuinness and family (Deborah, Brenna, and Shea).
Joyce will be buried in a private ceremony on March 18th, 2017. A gathering of all who wish to celebrate Joyce’s life to take place this summer. Many thanks to the wonderful staff at St. Luke’s extended care. Donations to the American Cancer Society in Joyce’s honor are deeply appreciated.