Scenes From Joyce Eyster 100th Birthday Event!

Family and friends honor Los Alamos Living Treasure Joyce Eyster on her100th birthday Saturday in front of Aspen Ridge Lodge at 1010 Sombrillo Ct. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Family and friends take turns entering the vestibule to congratulate Joyce Eyster on her 100th birthday Saturday at Aspen Ridge Lodge. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Joyce Eyster and daughter Kathy Eyster celebrate Joyce’s birthday. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Family and friends turned out to celebrate longtime resident and Los Alamos Living Treasure Joyce Eyster on her 100th birthday Saturday afternoon at Aspen Ridge Lodge.

Joyce Eyster was born on March 13, 1921 in Tintah, Minn., and grew up on a farm near Wheaton, Minn. She married Eugene Eyster in 1942 and the couple moved in 1948 to Los Alamos.

The Eyster’s have five children and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. They lived on 41st Street and loved their neighbors, her daughter Kathy Eyster told the Los Alamos Daily Post.

Joyce and her family hosted a yearly Christmas party, and helped with the summer neighborhood picnic.  She lived in the same house until moving in 2016  to Aspen Ridge Lodge.

Kathy said that her mom has always been active in the community. In the early years she and several friends did catering. She was a member of the Los Alamos Medical Center Pink Ladies, several hiking groups and was an avid swimmer.

In 2015 Joyce was named a Los Alamos living treasure. She was known as the “Cookie Lady” and will always be “Grandma Cookie” to her family.

Faith and church have always been important to Joyce, her daughter said. Bethlehem Lutheran Church honored Joyce for being the longest continuous member of the Senior Choir of which she proudly sang for 65 years.

“The past 100 years have been busy, full of joy, love and faith.”

Joyce Eyster was honored in 2015 as a Los Alamos Living Treasure. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Joyce Eyster on the Wall of Living Treasures. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

A special 100th birthday cake and cupcakes made to celebrate Joyce Eyster on her 100th birthday Saturday at Aspen Ridge Lodge. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Party favors for guests celebrating Joyce Eyster’s 100th birthday Saturday at Aspen Ridge Lodge. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

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