Joy Marie Getman


Posted: Sunday, July 17, 2005

Former Juneau resident Joy Marie Getman, 46, died June 30, 2005, after an extended stay at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.

She was born June 6, 1959, in Spokane, Wash., to Rosalyn Howard. Her Tlingit name was Yik ju geit. She was an Eagle from the Wooshkeetaan Clan.

She grew up in Juneau. She worked as a state fiscal employee before becoming ill. Her family moved to Anchorage in 1999, where she resided until her death. She was actively involved in the Salvation Army Church. She was a teacher for Sunday school children.

Her family said she enjoyed going for car rides and taking in new sites. She collected bears - stuffed, ceramic, key chains, pins, posters and more. She also enjoyed crocheting.

Her family said, "Joy was known in the 'Web world' as Maneater 7150. She touched the hearts of many Internet users, always delivering a message from the numerous religious sites that she discovered. She made many new friends via the Web. Her Web sites brought special messages to all recipients on her endless mailing list."

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Esther and Joe Moses, Charlie Howard, Goldie and Richard Moses, Ruth and Jack Lokke, Lottie and Herbert Mercer, Patricia and Frank Jackson, Walter Jackson; aunt, Lorraine Cagle; and uncle, Sam Howard.

She is survived by her mother, Rosalyn Howard; nieces and nephews (raised by Rosalyn) Darlene Moses Herman, Linda Furey, Darryl Furey, Jerry Cagle, and Lance Cagle, along with numerous other nieces. She is also survived by her grandparents, Sam and Katherine Hanlon Sr., of Hoonah, William and Martha Horton Sr., of Juneau, and Emma Horton of Juneau; aunts and uncles, Evelyn and Cal Camp of Georgia; Julie and Ronald Williams, Carolyn and John Martin Sr., Kathy and Charles Polk, Marjorie and Rick Buckner, Penny and Ben Coronell, Jerry Horton, Francine Mercer, all of Juneau, Karen and Steve Palmer and Eva Jackson of Anchorage, Arlene and Walter Jewell and Francine Koenig of Hoonah, Gary Moses of Juneau, and Richard Mercer of Anchorage.

Pallbearers will be Wally Marvin, Larry Marvin, George Marvin, Carl Marvin Jr., Reggie Marvin, Walter Jewell, Steven Palmer, Travis Palmer, Cal Camp and Harvey Jacobs.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Martin Sr., Billy Wilson Jr., Paul Marks, Sam Hanlon Jr., Ronald Williams and Alfred Martin.

A service announcement will be published at a later date.

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