December 2, 1933 ~ November 27, 2016

Born in: Rochester, NY,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Joan Brown Joyce, 82, of Wesley Drive, Givens Estates in Asheville and formerly of Hendersonville, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital. Mrs. Joyce was born December 2, 1933 to the late Raymond D. Brown and Bessie M. Rhoades Brown of Rochester, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald D Joyce, to whom she spent 55 wonderful years of marriage; and her two brothers, Richard and Donald Brown. She is survived by 3 nieces, Barbara Gault of Rochester, NY; Bonnie Cappon of Rochester, NY and Betsy Di Nitto of Salem, Oregon; 2 nephews, Chip MacDonald of Nashville, TN, and James MacDonald of Mandeville, LA; numerous great nieces and nephews; sister-in-law Marilyn Brown of Rochester, NY, and dear friends, Mark and Gina Baldwin of Naples, FL. Joan retired from Eastman Kodak after 35 years as an Accountant. Prior to that, she spent 3 years with Travelers Insurance Company. For many years, Joan and her late husband Don owned and operated their own marina in Fair Haven, NY. Joan enjoyed knitting afghans for the Linus Project and, in previous years, volunteered at the Pardu Hospital. Joan loved playing Bridge, knitting, reading and enjoying the company of her friends and family. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 10:30 am in the Pulliam Chapel of Givens Estates with Chaplain Ed Hillman officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the great room beside the chapel. Interment will follow at a later date at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Givens Estates Resident's Assistance Fund.

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  1. My deceased parents and I knew Don and Joan for years. I am sorry to see that she is gone, but her memory will always be around forever. She was a wonderful woman and person.

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