Joyce Lindgren passed away in 2016 from Kidney Cancer. Her smile was infectious and she made everyone feel good about themselves when she was around. Her cancer was discovered incidentally and she fought the cancer with every tool she could including two surgeries a partial and radical nephrectomy, radiation and her strong faith.
Joy loved her family and God. She enjoyed music, reading, traveling, writing and watching my children and grandchildren thriving. She also loved spending time with family.
Some of her final thoughts were,
“When it came time to make the decision about continued treatment or hospice, I chose Hospice. Fairview Hospice team was one of the biggest blessings to me and my family, and afforded me the ability to stay at home with my husband and my dog, Annie and have my family around me throughout my last days and nights. I enjoyed music therapy, hypnosis, aroma therapy, massage therapy and healing touch – all of which brought me increased comfort in dealing with the disease of dying. It’s important to talk about death and dying with loved ones and family. We talked and prayed and cried… and we were prepared.”
Joyce E. Lindgren (12/16/34 – 3/20/16) is no longer living with cancer, yet remains a strong presence and positive influence in the lives of all who knew her.