Joy Irene (Martin) Watkins-Carlin, 83, passed away at A Touch of Heaven assisted living facility in Redding, California, on June 17, 2014. Joy was born Jan. 3, 1931, in Winthrop, to Willis Martin Sr. and Mona (La Rue) Martin.
She is survived by one son, Bruce L. Watkins (California); three stepsons, George C. Carlin, Gregory B. Carlin and Dwight D. Carlin (all from Washington); and several grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle F. Carlin; her oldest son Rodney M. Watkins; father Willis Martin Sr.; mother Mona I. Martin; and brothers Daniel J. Martin, Willis Martin Jr., Keith L. Martin, and Thomas W. Martin. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday (Sept. 20) at the Sullivan Cemetery in Winthrop. Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel is caring for the arrangements.