Joy Tunick 1926-2017 . Joy was born in San Mateo, Calif., and spent her childhood there. In 1960, Joy and her husband , Peter S l i m m e r, with children Mark and Jan, moved to the Fiji Islands to start several hotels. Joy managed the landscaping , while Peter managed the hotels.
It was there she began to paint. Joy's colorful abstracts were inspired by the beauty of Fiji.
She later moved to Australia, then Honolulu, eventually settling back in San Mateo, Calif. There, she met and married Walter Tunick in 1984.
Joy and Walter spent some years travelling, and eventually moved to Florence in 2001. Joy and Walter are long-time members of the Florence Baha'i community.
Joy is survived by her husband , Walter; her children: Mark and Jan; daughter-in-law Caroline; Dena and her grandchildren : Justin and James, Danielle, Marion and Trae. Joy will be greatly missed. She was a loving mother and wife, and a caring, loyal friend to many she loved.
A funeral service will be held Monday, Feb. 20, at Burns's Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home, beginning at 2:30 p.m. There will be private interment at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Ore.