Joe Dills, 79, died of metastatic prostate cancer on October 19, 2018 in Tumwater, Washington, his home of 18 years. He was born December 12, 1938 to Mini and Roy Dills in Brooklyn, New York.
Joe served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Boston. He earned a Master’s Degree in social work, and was a hospice medical social worker with Providence SoundHome Care and Hospice, from which he retired in 2002. He found working with patients and families to be very rewarding.
Joe married Ruth on May 27, 2000. Among his interests was keeping current with government and political issues.
A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Joe found great meaning in the Church. He enjoyed visiting his family in Utah, and was grateful to his family here in Washington.
He is lovingly remembered by his surviving wife, Ruth Dills; son, Joel Dills; daughter, Debbie Wallworth, seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.