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Joy Lynn Gee Rasmussen

Jul. 14, 1964 - Oct. 14, 2021

Date of Service: Oct. 21, 2021

SUBLETT – Joy Lynn Hale Gee Rasmussen, a 57-year-old Sublett resident, passed away at her home Thursday, October 14, 2021.

Joy was born July 14, 1964, in Burley, Idaho, the daughter of Carol Hale and Karen Slippey Hale. She attended elementary and junior high in Burley and graduated from Burley High School, the class of 1982, as the first high school graduate of her family. She married Myron Val Gee and together they had three kids: Brandon Ormus Gee, Joesph Dale Gee, and Kyle James Gee. She later met and fell in love with Larry Vern Rasmussen with whom she shared 30 years of her life until her passing. By her union to Larry she gained a step-son, Joshua Vern Rasmussen, followed by Bo Jordon Rasmussen, who was born to Joy and Larry.

Joy’s life was marked by a tireless work ethic and her love for her family which was evident in all that she did. Throughout her life she worked in restaurant cafes, managed assisted living centers (the Warren House and Highland Estates), worked at McCain Foods and Walmart. Later in life, she achieved a lifelong dream of owning her own restaurant, Joy’s Place, in Malta, which she did for four years.

Joy loved family get-togethers and barbecues. She was most proud of all her boys and their families. Joy had the opportunity to visit Alaska and Hawaii twice each. She wished she could have taken Kyle, Joe, and Josh to catch fish in Alaska. Her favorite holiday was Christmas, which she looked forward to each year.

Joy is survived by her sweetheart, Larry; her sons, Brandon (Taylor) Gee, Josh (Catie) Rasmussen, Joe (Jennifer) Gee, Kyle (Calina) Gee, and Bo (Morgan) Rasmussen; 13 grandchildren; and four of her five siblings, Stella Hale, Carol (Maryann) Hale Jr., George Hale, and Bill Hale.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carol and Karen; a brother, Sam Hale; father-in-law, RayVern Rasmussen; and sister-in-law, Robin Hale.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 21, at Grace Community Church, located at 100 N. Meridian Rd., in Rupert. Burial will follow at Sublett Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Thursday prior to the service at the church.

A webcast of the funeral will be available at graceid.org and select watch online.

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From Bob and Phyllis Wilson:
Joy always had a smile on her face and a special hello as you entered her Cafe. She was such a hard worker. She worked six days a week at her Cafe. The seventh day was spent working at the Walmart bakery and shopping for the Cafe. I have never seen anyone so dedicated. I especially got to know and love MaryAnn as she worked at the Cafe. Our love and prayers go out to her family.
From Reta Merkey:
I knew Joy from Walmart. She was so kind to me. I will miss her. Rest in Peace.
From Mary Lee Espinosa:
I've known Not since we were kids going to Karen and Carol's house and running around and playing,having fun.... The family and friends have my deepest condolences....
From Mary and Harold Poole :
I have known Joy all of her life. She was the sweetest lady and always had a beautiful smile for everyone. She will be missed so much!!! May it help in some way to know that friends are sharing the sorrow in your heart's!!!! My prayers are with you Larry, boys and family.
From Kim Hutchison:
Our prayers and thoughts to Joy’s family and friends, she will be missed. Joy always had a smile and a warm welcome to whom ever she met. She left a hole in our community.
From Stacey Quantrell:
Rest easy my friend
From Cameron & JaLynn Tuckett:
We are so sorry to hear of Joy’s passing. We sure loved going to her restaurant, eating wonderful food, and visiting with her. She was such a wonderful lady and an extremely hard worker. Our love and prayers go to her family.
From marjorie jensen jensen:
I met Joy when she worked at Highland Estates then at MC Cains Foods then at Walmart and then later at her Cafe in Malta.She was always so upbeat and happy with her radiant smile .Her family was her happiness indeed.She was an excellant cook and co worker wherever she worked.She will be missed and never forgotten.RIP Joy you are flying with the Angels.
From Kara Adams:
Joy was always so full of joy The kindest most upbeat person I have ever known. She will be missed by so many
From Lewis Ward :
Joy. Thank you so much for all the memories, and good times we shared. Loved your restaurant, and your great food, and cooking. The smile on your face would brighten every room you entered. Laverne, and I will miss you very much. Go with GOD.
From Annie Holmes:
Thoughts and prayers are with Larry and the boys and their families. Bo you were so kind and loving with your mom in the end. I will miss my dear friend with the sunny smile and great food. Joy was always cooking something special and smiling no matter how tired! Will miss you sweet girl, rest in peace and may you always have wind beneath your wings! Soar with the Angels, because I know you are with them! Love ya A
From Gene L. & LeEurma Slippey:
Always wanted to walk into your restaurant and surprise you. Now you've walked into heaven and suprised
your loved ones there.
Gramma Slippey must have met you with arms wide open she always missed you so
much. Open a new restaurant big enough to seat us all. Can't wait to join you all.
From Kent Chigbrow9:
George, I'm so sorry for yoi and your family's loss.
From Sherry Rasmussen :
My greatest memory of my beloved sister-in-law is how she loved having all your boys and families together and of course the fun family snowmobiling and 4 wheeling ride we took If you knew Joy she always was the one with all the goodies on the tripsBut we all learned that she had two different pockets one old candy to share and 1 with the really good stuff not to be shared But we all learned that trick I will miss you dearly sister, have a Pepsi with dad in heaven RIP Joy . Love ya
From Debbie Sue Watterson:
sorry for your loss prayers
From Jim and Lorie Casey and family:
Joy was a special person. Always smiley. She was a great cook. Great friend. She always went and seen my mom and dad when they were in sublet camping. She always was so friendly and very nice to everyone. I hope your up there visiting mom and dad. Rest In Peace joy . We all love you and you will be greatly missed.
From Marion Weickum:
I am sorry to learn of Joy's passing. She was at Warren House at the time of my parents being there as residents. She was so kind and fun. Condolences to your family.
From Kathy Zollinger:
I will miss seeing Joy driving the 4 wheeler by my home. She was always working. I am thankful that we had her as long as we did. She will be missed by so many.
From Dixie ochoa:
Fly high with the angels cousin
From Angela BROWN Sterner [Class of '82]:
My deepest condolences for Joy's entire family and friends. Joy always seemed to have a smile on her face and liked to laugh. I wish I had been able to visit and eat at her restaurant. The sky gained a bright star tonight.
From Dave and Rhonda Chatterly:
I'm so sorry to hear of Joy's passing. She was a wonderful lady and she fought a good fight. We've learned a lot from her. Please accept our love, condolences and prayers.

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