Joyce Marie (Anderson) Smith, 76, passed away peacefully on Tuesday July 23, 2019, after an 18-month battle with leukemia. She was surrounded by family during her final days while resting in the comfort of her home overlooking Lake Pend Oreille in Idaho.

Joyce was born on May 31, 1943, to Arlyn Leonard and Ellen Marie Anderson in West Point, both who preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Bud; her children Suzanne LaValley of Sandpoint, Idaho, Garrett (Celine) Smith of Colomiers, France, Gregory Smith of Sandpoint, Idaho; her two grandchildren, Evanne Smith and Luka Smith both of Colomiers, France; her sisters, Kathleen (Jim) Flaherty of Sandpoint, Idaho, and Jan (Terry) Odle of Chatfield, Minn., and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joyce had an infectious smile and was passionate about entertaining. She was an excellent home chef and her gourmet meals, pies and cookies were food for the body and soul. She will be fondly remembered and sorely missed.

She asked that any donations be made to Bonner Community Hospice, 520 N. Third Ave., Sandpoint, Idaho 83864, (208) 265-1179,

Memorial services were held Friday, July 26, at the First Lutheran Church, 526 S. Olive, Sandpoint, Idaho.

Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint handled the arrangements. Please visit Joyce’s online memorial at and sign her guest book.