Joan Arlene Layton passed on September 27, 2020 at home in Lake Shastina, California.
She was born in Santa Cruz, CA, March 17, 1936. With her parents they moved to Forks, Washington where she graduated in 1952. She was active then with music, 4H, and horses. She had children Denise and Bradley, then Randall and Scott. In 1970 she married the love of her life, Charles Layton; together for 50 years. Son Charles “Chip” Layton, Jr. was born in 1972.
The Laytons moved to Brookings and Charles ran a successful insurance agency with Joni at his side. Remaining active in the community, they enjoyed the outdoors and traveling. By 1978 they were in Sunriver, OR, then Ashland and Lake Shastina.
Bradley and Denise preceded her. Denise’s children are Molly, Shandy and Shane; Randy’s are Matthias, Christian, and Kyle. Scott’s are Alex, Ashley, Bradley and Sam. Chip’s sons are Parker and Hayden. She loved these grandchildren and several great-grandkids. In later years she had various ailments and she fought very hard-her faith, and a loving bond to Charles kept her going.
Joni is missed by all, but now with the Lord, who she served and looked forward to seeing for many years