The ashes of Dorothy Joyce “Joy” Sivertsen were placed around the memorial at Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome and on the airstrip on Saturday, July 15.
Joy’s family came from Canberra for the service at Evans Head.
Initially, the plan was to release the ashes from a plane but that didn’t happen and Joy’s family walked out onto the airstrip and spread some of her ashes there.
Joy died aged 98. She was patron of the Evans Head Living Museum.
Museum vice president Lillian Colless said even though Joy didn’t live in Evans Head, she considered it her home.
Her time during World War II was spent cooking in the officers’ mess at the aerodrome.
Here are photos from the service.