- 87 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 6, 1925
- Place of birth:
Kendall, New York, United States
- Date of passing: Sep 3, 2013
- Place of passing:
In her home, Spring Hill, Florida, United States
|Perhaps they are not stars but rather openings in heaven where our loved ones shine down and let us know they are happy.|
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 2, at 2:00pm at Smith-Warren Post 367, 61 Main Street, Scottsville, New York 14546
Our Beloved Joyce, Sis, Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma...
Joyce was born in Kendall New York in 1925. She grew up a farmer's daughter. She enjoyed farm life with many chores and the fruits of nature. It gave her a feeling of being close to God and nature throughout her young years.
Joyce attended Kendall Central School and resided in Scotttsville, New York where she met a young man named Alton. Alton became her love and life partner. They were blessed with four wonderful children.
A member of the Grace Prsbyterian Church since 1953, Joyce worked as an editor of Scottsville News for 19 years. She was also a lifetime member of Smith Warren American Legion since 1956. She served as Monroe County President from 1970-1971. She coordinated 'WeCare' packages for Vietnam Service people for 7 years, and was name 'Citizen of the Year', Scottsville Lions Club Award in 1977.
Joyce enjoyed golfing, bowling, camping, gardening and crafting. In fact, she still attended a craft craft weekly in the Spring Hill area. Joyce was also a Tampa Bay Rays fanatic! Loved her baseball and loved her Rays!
Joyce is predeceased by her husband, Alton, daughter Cindy Rockow and brother William Hughson. She is survived by sons Alan (Lori) Cliff, Garry Cliff and daughter Roxi Cliff; brother Rodney (Rebecca) Hughson; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 3 nephews and several cousins.
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"Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with your family. Joyce was definitely someone special. We will cherish all of the good times we shared with Joyce and the Cliff family. Love, Jill and Tyler Sheff"
"The world has lost one of it's most precious gifts. A wonderful mother, loving grandmother (and great grandma) and a strong beautiful woman. We will miss you so much. Love always....until we meet again.....Michael, Michelle, Aaron and Braden and Mary"
"If flowers grow in heaven,
Lord, then pick a bunch for me.
Then place them in my mother's arms
and tell her they're from me.
Tell her that I love and miss her
and when she turns to smile,
place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for awhile."
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