Joye Terry Call, 89, died Friday, February 24, 2017 in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Joye was born June 14, 1927 in Logan, Utah and was adopted as a newborn baby by John and Rebecca Terry and she began her adventures on a small farm on the outskirts of Logan, Utah.
Joye was three years old when her father developed heart trouble and passed away. Her mother continued working the farm with local help until 1937. She sold the farm and they moved into the city of Logan. As often happens in life, Joye's mother also developed heart trouble and died when Joye was 13 years old. She was close to extended family and moved to Rexburg, Idaho, living with her cousin, Mae.
Joye attended school in Logan and Rexburg. While attending beauty school in Idaho Falls, she worked as a telephone operator.
Joye went on a blind date, arranged by mutual friends and met the love of her life, Orivel Call. He had just returned from serving in WWII. They dated for a time and were married on April 11, 1947 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS temple in 1965.
Following the war, the veterans, had the opportunity to homestead land. Orivel and Joye drew a farm on the Hunt Minidoka Relocation Project, north of Hazelton. In 1949, they drew their farm on the second drawing. They cleared the land, plowed the fields, dug the ditches, killed the rattlesnakes and turned a barracks, obtained from the Minidoka Relocation Camp, into a home.
Starting with two cows, they continued to grow their herd, milking as many as 150 Holstein cows. They grew feed on the farm and additional hay was purchased from the neighbors. The farming operation consisted of pigs, chickens, peacocks, dairy cows, horses, and sheep. Farming was a family affair, with daughters Pat, Linda, Dianne, and son, Doug, all pitching in to get the work done.
Joye and Orivel worked side by side running the farm and dairy, all the while raising their family and teaching them good old fashioned farm values. They farmed and ran the diary until they retired to Twin Falls in 1997. Their enduring legacy is their children and the work ethic that was instilled in them at an early age.
In retirement and with advancing age taking its toll, both Joye and Orivel needed a lot of care. Their daughter Dianne and son-in-law, Ron Rogers, were a great help to them. Joye especially looked forward to visiting with Ron every morning. Joye passe d away peacefully with Ron by her side.
Joye is survived by her children, Patricia Hinton of Rexburg, Idaho; Douglas and Kathy Call of Bothwell, Utah; Linda and Steven Larsen of West Jordan, Utah; and Dianne and Ron Rogers of Eden, Idaho; 16 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orivel Dinsdale Call; and one grandson, Shaun Call.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Hazelton LDS Chapel, 531 Middleton Ave, Hazelton, with a viewing beginning an hour prior to the service. Bishop Ray Moon of the Hazelton 1st Ward will conduct the service. Grave dedication will conclude at the Hazelton Cemetery.
A heartfelt thank you goes out to Chardonnay Assisted Living, Auburn Crest Hospice, Bertha Alarcon, and all of the special ladies who have helped through the years to make both Joye's and Orivel's final years more enjoyable.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Joye's memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.