Joyce Ann Walker-Jones

Hale, Michigan
May 31, 1933 - June 30, 2019

Visitations

Visitation for Joyce will take place 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Hale First United Methodist Church, 201 West Main Street, Hale, Michigan 48739.

Service Location

Hale First United Methodist Church

Services

A celebration of life memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Hale First United Methodist Church, 201 West Main Street, Hale, Michigan 48739. Pastor Melvin Leach will officiate.

Obituary Notice

Joyce Ann( Smith)Walker-Jones went to be with her Lord on June 30, 2019. She was born on May 31, 1933 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Joyce was one of 16 children born to Alexander and Myrtle(Atkins) Smith. Family closeness was a trademark of the Smith family, and especially as Joyce lost her mother at age 3, she and her siblings developed a lifelong closeness. Holidays and family events were shared together throughout their lives and a strong faith in God prevailed. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Joyce graduated from Sault High School and married Jack Walker on November 26, 1951. Joyce and Jack made their home in Sault Ste. Marie where Joyce worked at Olds Insurance Agency until they began a family together. Children Carl (Tammy) Walker of Tawas, MI and Amy Walker of Calumet survive her. She is also survived by 3 sisters, Olive Lehtonen, Ashtabula OH, Marge Saterbak, San Diego, CA, and Audrey (Lawrence) Savoie, Manistique, MI., and special friend Carl Slosser, Hale, MI; grandchildren Carly Walker, Hunter Walker, Landon Walker, Benjamin LaFord and Daniel LaFord. Great grandchildren, Louis Morrell, Barrett and Eleyna LaFord.

Joyce and Jack moved to Oscoda, MI in 1975 where she worked as an aide at the junior high school, and also as a secretary at Trinity Lutheran Church where the family were members. Joyce and Jack later moved to Hale, MI in 1982. She began working for Consumers Power shortly thereafter. They were active in the communities where they lived. Jack preceded her in death in 1992.

Joyce was an excellent seamstress and baker. She was active throughout her life volunteering for many organizations such as the American Legion, VFW, Meals-on-Wheels for the senior center, United Way and Lakeview Manor. She was an active member of the Hale United Methodist Church. She also enjoyed bowling and golf on local teams and loved playing cards with family/friends.

Joyce retired from Consumers Power, and she and her second husband, Ivor Jones, enjoyed time spent with friends and family at their home on Bass Lake. They also enjoyed time spent traveling throughout the US, Europe and the UK. Ivor preceded her in death in 2005.

A memorial service was held at The Hale United Methodist Church on July 6th, 2019. Joyce’s final resting place will be at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens Cemetery, Sault Ste. Marie, MI. If you wish to make a donation in memory of Joyce, the family has requested a contribution be given to the Hale First United Methodist Church.

Memorials

Hale First United Methodist Church

Condolences

Tammy and family
So sorry for the loss of Joyce. She was a very special lady and will be missed by so many.
— Deb & Rhonda
Joyce and Ivor were David and my golfing partners back in the day. We always had smiles on our faces. I have fond memories. My heart goes out to her children and Grandchildren. Joyce was a wonderful person and I know I will miss her smiling face. RIP🙏🙏
— Mary Dennisuk
I have golfed with Joyce many years at Wicker Hills. She was a quiet lady but nice to spend time with. We had many adventures at Wicker Hills. RIP Joyce
— Cheryl Niemi
Amy and family,
My condolences to you. Joyce is missed by the residents of Hale Creek manor. She was always polite and wore a pleasant smile while helping Carl with bingo.
Ken
— Kenneth McClung
Amy, My condolences to you. Joyce is missed by the residents of Hale Creek Manor. She was always polie and wore a pleasanr smile while helping Carl with bingo. Ken
— Kenneth McClung
Carl and Tammy,
I did not have an address to send you a card, but want to express my sympathy. It's hard to lose a mom, and I'm sure she was a good mom-in-law, also.
— Rae McCready

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