In memory of
Joyce Armstrong
In memory of
Joyce Armstrong
Armstrong, Joyce 7/18/1929 - 10/30/2020 Belmont Born: July 18, 1928 Home to Our Lord: October 30, 2020 Once in a blue moon, is a treasure such as Joyce Armstrong, given over ninety-two years to model kindness and grace. There were times to weep and times to laugh, times to mourn and times to dance. Joyce lived those things - in the garden, on the dance floor, in the classroom, and around the dining room table full of family and friends. Her life was brimming with goodness which was always shared with those she loved. Joyce was born in Greensburg, Kentucky; she was the first born child of Anna and Leonard Powell. At the age of ten, Joyce's family moved to Albany, Kentucky which was where she met the love of her life, on a very rainy morning and her first day of school – 12 year old David Armstrong opened the door to what he described as a drowned cat. He showed her to her classroom; they became fast friends, and they never let go. They were married on Easter Sunday, March 25, 1951. They moved to Michigan after a few years, with only $100 in their pocket, a small cocker spaniel, and their little baby girl - Susan. It was here that they spent 65 years of their lives, lovingly raising their children, working, and developing lifelong friendships. This was their time to sow. Joyce became an accomplished teacher; her love for teaching lasted a lifetime. As a child, she taught children she met on the mountain to read and write using a stick to scratch letters in the dirt. Many of these children saw their names written for the first time. This made a strong lasting impression. Joyce graduated from Western Kentucky State Teacher's College in 1955, and quickly dove into the profession she was made to pursue - teaching. She was a tireless worker throughout her career, always looking out for the less fortunate, and instilled in others that you can do absolutely anything in life that you set your mind to doing. Joyce Armstrong was never alone in her final years. Her family has fond memories of watching Andy Griffith – a show that reminded her of days gone by. More stories shared, more tender moments tucked away, and more joy to be treasured for the future. On the morning she slipped away into heaven, a large October moon gave way to soft sun rays shining through her bedroom window. Thankful memories. Forever embraced in loving arms. Ninety-two years of life, and a gentle good-bye. Joyce was laid to rest in a family plot next to her beloved husband on a hilltop in the Plainfield Township Cemetery in Belmont, Michigan. To everything there is a season. Please consider Emmanuel Hospice of Grand Rapids or Albany United Methodist Church for expressions of sympathy. To read Joyce's full obituary, or to share a memory, please go to Stegengafuneralchapel.com .
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Stegenga Funeral Chapel
1601 Post Drive NE
Belmont, MI 49306
In memory of
Joyce Armstrong
Armstrong, Joyce 7/18/1929 - 10/30/2020 Belmont Born: July 18, 1928 Home to Our Lord: October 30, 2020 Once in a blue moon, is a treasure such as Joyce Armstrong, given over ninety-two years to model kindness and grace. There were times to weep and times to laugh, times to mourn and times to dance. Joyce lived those things - in the garden, on the dance floor, in the classroom, and around the dining room table full of family and friends. Her life was brimming with goodness which was always shared with those she loved. Joyce was born in Greensburg, Kentucky; she was the first born child of Anna and Leonard Powell. At the age of ten, Joyce's family moved to Albany, Kentucky which was where she met the love of her life, on a very rainy morning and her first day of school – 12 year old David Armstrong opened the door to what he described as a drowned cat. He showed her to her classroom; they became fast friends, and they never let go. They were married on Easter Sunday, March 25, 1951. They moved to Michigan after a few years, with only $100 in their pocket, a small cocker spaniel, and their little baby girl - Susan. It was here that they spent 65 years of their lives, lovingly raising their children, working, and developing lifelong friendships. This was their time to sow. Joyce became an accomplished teacher; her love for teaching lasted a lifetime. As a child, she taught children she met on the mountain to read and write using a stick to scratch letters in the dirt. Many of these children saw their names written for the first time. This made a strong lasting impression. Joyce graduated from Western Kentucky State Teacher's College in 1955, and quickly dove into the profession she was made to pursue - teaching. She was a tireless worker throughout her career, always looking out for the less fortunate, and instilled in others that you can do absolutely anything in life that you set your mind to doing. Joyce Armstrong was never alone in her final years. Her family has fond memories of watching Andy Griffith – a show that reminded her of days gone by. More stories shared, more tender moments tucked away, and more joy to be treasured for the future. On the morning she slipped away into heaven, a large October moon gave way to soft sun rays shining through her bedroom window. Thankful memories. Forever embraced in loving arms. Ninety-two years of life, and a gentle good-bye. Joyce was laid to rest in a family plot next to her beloved husband on a hilltop in the Plainfield Township Cemetery in Belmont, Michigan. To everything there is a season. Please consider Emmanuel Hospice of Grand Rapids or Albany United Methodist Church for expressions of sympathy. To read Joyce's full obituary, or to share a memory, please go to Stegengafuneralchapel.com .
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1601 Post Drive NE
Belmont, MI 49306
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