Joyce Myler | Generosity Legacy Gift

Joyce Fay Myler, a dedicated critical care nurse with over 30 years of experience at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane, has generously offered to leave a lasting gift to Spokane Humane Society in 2023.

Growing up in Lundbreck, Alberta, Joyce played an active role in her family’s gas station and small-town hotel before pursuing nursing school in Southern CA. It was there that she met and married Bob Myler.

Known for her kindness and mentorship, Joyce took pride in guiding and training numerous nursing students and employees at Deaconess Medical Center. She was a fierce advocate for patients, ensuring they received the exceptional care they deserved. Under her guidance, the nursing community thrived in ethics, patient advocacy, and compassion.

Joyce had a vibrant personality, loved to laugh, and found humor even during challenging times. Coping with dementia didn’t dull her spirit or knack for colorful language. In retirement, Joyce enjoyed attending firework nights at Spokane Indians baseball games, musicals, local theater shows, and nurturing her love for trees and flowers through gardening. She adored animals and birds, always pointing out the beauty of a sunset accompanied by “buttermilk clouds”. As a steadfast Mariner baseball and Gonzaga basketball fan, she often paired game days with a cold Alaskan Amber beer. Traveling was another passion, having explored Alaska, Hawaii, and Costa Rica and toured all East Coast baseball stadiums with her dear friend.

However, it was through caring for animals that Joyce found true joy. Throughout the years, she opened her home to both cats and dogs. In her final years, Louie (Bichon Frise) and Dukie (Terrier Blend) were constant companions who brought comfort and love into Joyce’s life despite her battle with dementia. Even when memories faded, Joyce never forgot about Dukie’s well-being ensuring he had been cared for. After Joyce’s passing, Linda Arnold (Estate Attorney) lovingly stepped in to care for Dukie, a gift of compassion that transcends words and time.

Joyce often expressed her deep love for Spokane Humane Society and her passion for animals. Her gift left to this longstanding local non-profit organization speaks volumes of the warmth and goodwill in her heart. A close friend of Joyce describes her unwavering commitment to leaving a part of her legacy with the Humane Society as “firm” and full of kindness and joy.

Joyce’s dedication to nursing, love for animals, and compassion shine through in her support of Spokane Humane Society. The legacy she leaves provides a brighter future for animals in need in our community and we are forever grateful to Joyce for choosing Spokane Humane Society.

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