Joy Yvonne Clark, 76, of Dodgeville, Wisconsin, passed away Monday, February 3, 2014, at home surrounded by her family. She was born February 17, 1937 in Melrose Park, Illinois, to Erling and Ione Askevold.
Joy had many jobs over the years, waitress, hostess, restaurant owner, but her two favorite jobs were mom and grandma. The thing her grandchildren say they will miss the most are her warm embracing hugs when they came to visit and the kiss on the cheek when they went to leave, always telling them to “be good.”
Joy was very artistic, loving to paint, sew and anything crafty. She took pleasure in working her garden and loved flowers, planting new ones every year.
She loved going places with her husband and love of her life, Jim, a former Cabool, Missouri, resident and a graduate of Cabool High School. They had lots of adventures together over the years. She especially enjoyed their trips visiting all of their children.
Joy is survived by her husband of 57 years, Jim; her six children, Peggy and Bob Agena of Franklin, Wisconsin, Annie and JW Ewing of Richland Center, Wisconsin, Jim and Lisa Clark of Seattle, Washington, Daniel and Karen Clark of Belgrade, Montana, April and Kim Phillips of Renton, Washington, and Mary and Cory Berg of Dodgeville, Wisconsin; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; her siblings, Joanne and Pat Sinople, Karen Sorisso, Janis and Jim Popovtschak, all of Illinois, Janet and Gunther Popovtschak and Al Askevold, both of Missouri; her brother-in-law, George Clark of Indiana; lots and lots of nieces and nephews and her darling little dog, Ladybug, who was her constant companion.
Funeral services were Friday, February 7, 2014, at Dodgeville United Methodist Church. Burial was in East Side Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please give to Upland Hill Hospice or the Humane Society.