Joyce J. Tobias

Au Gres, Michigan
April 24, 1939 - April 28, 2020


A celebration of life will be held at a later date and will be announced when available. Online condolences to the family may be made at

Obituary Notice

Joyce J. Tobias, age 81, of Au Gres, Michigan passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Lakeview Manor Nursing Home in Tawas City, Michigan.

Joyce was born April 24, 1939 in Au Gres, Michigan to the late Edger and Pearl (Jackson) Shepherd. She graduated Ashley High School and married Delbert Orlando Tobias on June 15, 1957 and together they raised three children, Angela, Pamela, and Richard. Joyce enjoyed sewing and quilting, collecting owls,traveling and spending winters in Texas, and especially time spent with her children and grandchildren.

Joyce is survived by her husband, Delbert; children, Angela (Russ) Patterson, Pamela Tobias; daughter-in-law, Kris Tobias; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by a son, Richard Tobias; three brothers and two sisters.

According to family wishes, Joyce has been cremated. A celebration of life will be held at a later date and will be announced. She will be laid to rest in Elsie, Michigan. Online condolences may be made to the family at


To the Tobias family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was such a nice lady.
— Laureen Koyne
So sorry for your loss. We'll never forget the special ceremony at our wedding reception.
— Bill & Linda Mayer
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Delbert and family. She was a kind and generous neighbor to us and will always be remembered fondly for sharing her time and talents.
— Rosemary and Ron Allsup
Thinking of the Tobias family during this loss. 💕
— Gary & Saundra Barta

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