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Information for Joy Brannon Laughlin

9 October, 1916 13 October, 1990

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

October, 1990
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Joy Laughlin

    Funeral services for Joy B. Laughlin, 74, of Melba, who died Saturday, Oct. 13, 1990, at the Nampa hospital, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa. J. Hale Miller of the Nampa Church of Christ will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Melba Cemetery.
    Joy Laughlin was born Oct. 9, 1916, in Wewoka, Okla., to William H. and Carrie E. Jackson Brannon.  Joy was raised and educated in Ada, Okla., received her bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degrees from East Central State College and began her teaching career.  She later received her master's degree from the College of Idaho.
    In 1945 Joy married Charles D. Laughlin.  They came to Idaho in 1948 to their island home on the Snake River near Melba. Obtaining a teaching position in Marsing Joy drove her "school bus" station wagon for many years, picking up students in the Givens Hot Springs and Opaline areas and delivering them to school.  Joy loved her years of teaching at Marsing High School and later at Melba.  She enjoyed hearing from her former students after her retirement from teaching in 1976.  Attending class reunions was a special pleasure.
    Joy was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and was also very involved in community activities.  She was a longtime member of the Wilson Sage Hens, for many years published the newsletter for the Owyhee Gem and Mineral Society and belonged to the Melba Seniors.
    The Owyhees were one of Joy's favorite places in Idaho.  She loved to gather family or friends, pack a lunch and head to the Owyhees to hunt for rocks.  Her Island home was her special love.  Walking with her little dog, Missy, watching the deer and growing flowers and vegetables gave her many hours of pleasure.
    Joy is survived by her husband of 45 years, Charles of Melba; a daughter and son-in-law, Wynona and Steve Glauner of Wasilla, Ark.; a son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Nancy Laughlin of Caldwell; a sister, Floy Howard of Ada, Okla.; five grandchildren, Susanne, Stephen Jr., Shannon, Shaun and Richard; and by her great-grandson, Bradley.

    Mr. Laubhan was born Oct. 23, 1915, at LaJuanta, Colo. He was reared and educated in La-Juanta, Rocky Ford and Denver, Colo.
    He entered the U.S. Army in 1941 and served during World War II. He was assigned to the 1st Calvary Division, Troop G, in El Paso, Texas.  He rode in the last parade of the 1st Clavary (sic) Mounted Division.
    He then went to Miami, Fla., where he entered Officers Training School. He was later commissioned second lieutenant.
    He married Betty Boynton Dec. 30, 1942, at Kansas City, Mo.
    On April 6, 1946, he was honorably discharged and they moved to San Francisco, Calif.  He went to work for Royal Typewriter Co.  They later moved to Medford, Ore., for a short time.  They returned to California and settled in Palo Alto, where they owned and operated the Laubhan and Co. Realty for 25 years, retiring in 1979.  They moved to Nampa, where they had since resided.
    His hobbies included fishing, hunting, carving and writing.
    He was a member of the Nampa South Side Boulevard United Methodist Church and had been a member of the Palo Alto Rotary Club, the executive board of the Boy Scouts of America and the executive board of the Foothill College of Real Estate.
    He is survived by his wife of Nampa; two sons and daughters-in-law, George G. and Terry Laubhan of Caldwell and John W. and Renee Laubhon of Alta Loma, Calif.; three brothers, Ben, Harry and Vernon Laubhan, all of Colorado; a stepsister, Betty Stone of Colorado; and two grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by two brothers and sister.
    Memorials may be made to the Nampa South Side Boulevard United Methodist Church or the Hospice Program, in care of Mercy Medical Center, 1512 1th Ave. Road, Nampa 83651.

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