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Obituary: Fury, Joyce Bino

FURY, Joyce Bino

Joyce Bino Fury passed away on September 16, 2012, at her home in Spokane Valley, Washington, at 97 years of age. She was born to Lucinda and John Bino on December 30, 1914, in Portland, Oregon. Joyce married Robert Connell “Con” Fury on December 25, 1946.

Joyce served in the United States Navy during World War II and voluntarily returned to active service for 22 months during the Korean conflict. She served more than 21 years in active duty and in the reserves. In 1979 the Secretary of the Navy presented Joyce the Navy Achievement Medal. The citation reads in part, “Senior Chief Petty Officer Fury employed her extensive administrative and practitioner skills in developing and improving the management of the units to which assigned. Professional competence aside, she was the driving force in developing a strong and successful recruiting and retention program in those units. She gave unselfishly of her time and energy, often spending hours and days with no recognition in the pursuit of excellence in unit performance. On three occasions, Senior Chief Fury’s services were specifically requested to serve as the supervising administrator of the personnel function at national seminars. Senior Chief Petty Officer Fury exemplifies the truly dedicated Naval Reservist, and through that dedication, professionalism and industry, has contributed significantly to reflect the greatest credit to herself and the United States Naval Service.”

She worked for many years for the Bonneville Power Administration both in Portland, Oregon, and in Spokane.

Her interests were many: reading, entertaining, hosting dinner parties, playing bridge, volunteering at the Civic Theater, attending the opera and the symphony, playing the organ, and traveling. Joyce traveled to all seven continents including Antarctica in 1995. Her travels included many countries in Europe as well as Scandinavia, East Africa, South Africa, the Holy Land, China, India, Russia, South Pacific, Mongolia, and a trip down the Amazon River.

Joyce is survived by stepson Greg Fury and daughter-in-law MaryO, stepdaughter Sara Fury, grandson Robert, great-grandson Connel, sister-in-law Mabel Bino, and nieces and nephews.

No services will be held at her request. All of her friends are invited to “Remember Joyce” at any time between 1 and 4 the afternoon of Saturday, October 27, 2012, in the Cutter Room at the Spokane Club, 1002 West Riverside Avenue, Spokane.

RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY entrusted with arrangements. Online guestbook at