In memory of

Joyce L. Lindberg, age 74, of Helena

April 22, 1943 – August 12, 2017

In the early morning of August 12th, 2017, Joyce Lynn Lindberg passed away peacefully in her sleep surrounded by family at her home in Helena, Montana, after a prolonged respiratory illness. Joyce was 74 years old and was being made comfortable at home after leaving the hospital under hospice care and enjoying visiting with family and friends.

Joyce was born in Portland, Oregon to Gerald Van Avery and Doris Falkenhagen on April 22, 1943, one of four children.

She married Dennis Lindberg 36 years ago, May 27, 1981, in Hazel Dell, WA and had established a career in Property Management across a span of 30+ years. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends, especially her Grandchildren.

Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, Gerald Van Avery and Doris Falkenhagen and   her beloved Stepfather, Kenyan Falkenhagen; two brothers Dick Van Avery and Ronnie Van Avery; and her eldest son, Todd Haldorson, Jr.

Joyce is survived by her husband, Dennis Lindberg of Helena, MT; sister Sandra Tiller of Portland, Oregon; brother Bill Van Avery of Longview, WA; son Jack (& Jenny) Haldorson of Helena, MT; son Mark (& Kathy) Haldorson of Hamilton, MT; daughter Kristina Blomquist of Helena, MT; And her Stepchildren: Laura (& Robert) Hopkins of Billings, MT; Lisa (& Doug) Siggins of Powell, WY; Kristi Lindberg of Helena, MT; Steven Lindberg of East Helena, MT, and Kara Hagston, of Forney, TX.

She is also, remarkably, survived by 21 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren.

Grandchildren: Sarah Haldorson, Kelsey Haldorson, Kathleen Lemongello, Aris Frost, Keiver Haldorson, Wyatt Haldorson, Calla Haldorson, Sean Blomquist, Sydney DeTienne, Leigha Shilhanek, Katie Hopkins, Colby Siggins, Cori Siggins, Callie Siggins, Cianna Siggins, Cassidy Siggins, Charity Siggins, Karli Lindberg, Kelsi Lindberg, Kaden Lindberg, Jacob Hagston.

Great-Grandchildren: Avery Lemongello, Kayden Lemongello, and Greyson Wyatt Ochoa.


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  1. Kelly Tiller-Riback says:

    I love you anut Joyce! ❤️ You wil be missed! My aunt/god mother and first best friend. Until we see each other again. RIP

  2. Joyce Rimert says:

    I’m honored to share her name! Auntie you touched many lives! Leaving your footprints here on earth! You taught me to be open to spontaneous adventures! Memories to cherish forever! Your a beautiful soul who will be deeply missed! I love you to the moon and back! Your name sake, Joyce Rimert.💝💝💝💝

  3. Tammie Joyia says:

    My dearest auntie, I will always smile when I think of you with nothing but warmth and love. Rest In Peace 🙏Forever your little freckle face.

  4. Lori & Dick Schultz says:

    Dick and Lori Schultz We will miss you, dear friend and neighbor. Our loss is God’s gain.

  5. Roni Gallo says:

    You are the Auntie and name sake to my best friend, which meant you became my “Auntie” as well. We didn’t get to see much of each other after I reached adulthood, but you were such a friend during the teen years in the 70s and 80s. Thank you for listening and understanding, and on occasion joining our adventures!!

  6. Julie Massaro says:

    Jack and Jenn and all of Joyce’s family,
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Keep her memory alive in your hearts.
    With love,
    Rick and Julie

  7. Bonnie Tiller says:

    Your life was our blessing,
    your memory our treasure,
    you are loved beyond words,
    and will be missed beyond measure.
    You’ve always been my “bonus” Auntie Joyce. How was I lucky enough to get two?!!
    Bonnie Joyce Tiller

  8. Joyce Stanton says:

    I will Cherish the memories we made at our family reunion, at the lake home in Lincoln city, Oregon. I love and miss you, great aunt Joyce. RIP ❤️ Joyce Stanton

  9. Jody Williams says:

    Kristi and family and friends, my heart goes out to you. May your memories be blessed with all the happy times together. Love, Stubby and Jody.

  10. Mary Westover says:

    Kristi and family and friends, my heart goes out to you. May your memories be blessed with all the happy times together. Mary Westover

  11. Kristina, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. My heart goes out to you and your family. I hope you can all find peace and comfort soon. Much love to you and yours, my old friend!

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