Joie Brandt | Death notice |


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Joy Brandt died on October 31, 2021 in Yakima, Washington. Joy was in Yakima, WA at Ed and Ruby Brandt on June 9, 1935. She grew up in the Wapato area and graduated from Wapato High School in 1953. She attended Whitman College and earned a business degree at Washington University in 1957.

After graduation, she worked at various companies in Baltimore, San Francisco and New York. It was in New York that she got her start in brokerage / financial affairs. She then returned to Yakima and was the first female stockbroker in the Yakima region. Many may remember her at the start of the Daily Radio announcing the Daily Stocks, but no one liked her more than her father. She has had a long career with Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney and RBC Financial. It is her intellectual curiosity that has always kept her up to date and on top of financial business trends. Throughout her career, she has received the love and respect of her clients and colleagues.

Joy will also be remembered for her love of the arts. Often she attended art events in Yakima and Seattle. Equally important was her enjoyment in the Yakima visual arts community. She often participated in painting classes, as well as artistic events in the region. She has served on the boards of Allied Arts and the Yakima Symphony Orchestra. As an avid reader, she was active in various book clubs and maintained an extensive library of personal books. Later in her life she started playing bridge and therefore enjoyed the challenge and the camaraderie among other players. As a committed Christian, she was a member of Saint Paul’s Cathedral in Yakima.

Joy is survived by her beloved Yorkshire Terrier, Heidi, and sister Leann (Brandt) Nolan and husband Michael Nolan of Vancouver, WA. She is predeceased by her brother E. Neil Brandt.

Souvenirs can be sent to Saint Paul’s Cathedral in Yakima. (15 S. 12th Avenue, Yakima, WA, 98902). Shaw & Sons Funeral looks after the family. Memories and condolences can be shared at


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