Betty Joan Bieber7/4/1929 - 3/30/2014Betty "Joan" Bieber, 84, flew away to heaven March 30, 2014. She was born on July 4, 1929 in New London, Indiana, to Effie and James Tucker. The family moved to Idaho and later to Fortuna, California where she graduated from Fortuna High School. Shortly after graduation, she married Robert "Bob" Bieber of Wilder, Idaho, and moved back to Idaho, where they raised their family. Bob passed away in 1973 at the age of 46. In 1979 Joan moved to Nashville, TN., where her son, Tom lived at the time. She worked for Methodist Publishing House for many years, retiring in 2001 at the age of 72. In 2003, she moved to Lynnwood, Washington, to be near her daughter, Sharon, and her family. Joan was one of the most dedicated Christian ladies that ever walked this earth. She raised her family to love Jesus. Her Bible is well worn and marked up. She loved to sing and it was not unusual to hear her throughout the house, singing as she went about her day. She, of all people, knew her eternal destination and in the last days of her life, longed to be there. She leaves behind two children, Sharon Bieber Schwob (Jim) of Lynnwood, WA and Tom Bieber (Betty) of Central Point, OR., 5 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and 8 siblings. She is the last of the siblings to pass. She will be dearly missed, but we can do nothing but rejoice, when one of these days, in the twinkling of an eye, we who have been redeemed by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, will join Joan in a great reunion in Heaven. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 5, at the Wilder cemetery under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel of Payette.