Originally Published: September 8, 2018 8:21 p.m.
Joyce Setsumi Inoue Fiske, 85, passed away peacefully on Aug. 29, 2018, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Born Dec. 13, 1932, in Mountain View, Hawaii, the third of six children, she was a third-generation Japanese American who grew up in Na’alehu and later attended college at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.
Upon graduating from college in 1954, Joyce married Bob Fiske, who was then director of the Methodist Student Center at the University of Hawaii.
Joyce worked as a Discharge Planning Specialist at Queen’s Hospital in Honolulu from 1975 to 1986, where she acquired the status of a master’s in social work without a degree.
Alongside her husband, Bob, Joyce served in United Methodist churches in Hawaii from 1958 to 1994. After retirement, she and Bob moved to Prescott, Arizona, to reside closer to their children. A faithful servant of God, she gave herself generously and unreservedly to others, especially to those who needed friendship and caring.
A beloved wife, mother and grandmother, a creative seamstress, master cook and baker, she loved music and singing in the church choir. Joyce’s humor, wit and selfless spirit will be sorely missed by all.
Joyce is survived by her husband, Bob Fiske; daughter, Julie (Bob) Huck; sons, Stephen Fiske and Timothy (Annette) Fiske; eight grandchildren, Danny (Kaille) Huck, Nathan Huck, Kyle Huck, Maili Huck, Heather (Jake) Roberts, Chelsea (Brandon) Swanson, McKenna Fiske, and Keaton Fiske; great-grandchild, Nora Roberts; sisters, Yaeko Tengan and Pearl (Roy) Nako; and brother, Ron Inoue. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Taichi and Ayako Inoue; and brothers, Takeshi Inoue and Howard Inoue.
A celebration of life is pending. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Homes.
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