Joyce Ellen Brandt


Joyce Ellen Brandt, 58, passed away at 7:30 a.m., Nov. 12 2012, in her home on Kachemak Drive in Homer. She was born on Nov. 6, 1954, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Refuge Chapel on Pioneer Avenue. All are welcome.

Joyce began coming to Homer to visit her son John in 1999. She and her husband of 37 years, Harold, finally bought a house in Homer in 2004. One year later, Harold began working with their son John in Homer Roofing. They have spent the following summers on Kachemak Drive, where Joyce enjoyed gardening, beach combing and time with her grandchildren. They continue to maintain their primary residence in Simi Valley, Calif., where Harold operates his roofing business.

Joyce’s proudest accomplishment was the birth, raising and homeschooling of three children, John, Cheryl and Laura. During the last five years, she was able to witness the birth of three grandchildren, Aiden, Brenan and Luthien. 

She also helped run a private construction business with her husband and served in a leadership position for a private homeschool group in California, Trinity Pacific Christian School. 

She is survived by her husband Harold and son John with wife Brandy and children, Aiden, Brenan and Luthien Brandt; daughters Cheryl and Laura Brandt with husband Jordan; father, Gerald  Game and sister Laura  Armbruster and family, all of southern California.