Doug Joyner, 70, died at his home on Nov. 19. He and his wife, Suzanne, lived in the Palmer Lake area for several years before moving to Puyallup in 2013.

They both volunteered weekly for the Friends of the Key Center Library used book sales.

Born in Stockton, Calif., Joyner is survived by his wife, Suzanne; his brothers James, Michael (Kay) and Dennis (Donna) Joyner; seven children; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

The couple married in May 1987, adding his three boys to Suzanne’s two boys and three girls. Joyner retired in 2005 and his wife retired in 2006. They were both able to take time to travel with their dog, Chuey, cross-country to visit all the family by traveling 9,600 miles in an RV in only six weeks.

During the past 27 years the couple’s family has grown from eight kids to 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, with more to arrive in the next few months.

Joyner loved them all and those old enough to remember him loved their papa and nana very much. No services will be held.

Richard (Ric) Bruce Michaelson
Jacqueline May Deacon (LaRoche)