Joyce K. Wilson
NORTH SHREWSBURY - Joyce Kay Wilson 68, died October 7, 2016, at her North Shrewsbury home, surrounded by family. She was born July 31, 1948, in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, the daughter of Walter Anderson and Ethel Lindberg Anderson. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Lee Wilson; their three daughters, Hannah, Linnea, and Ingrid; three wonderful sons-in-law; and two grandsons, in whom she took particular delight, Matteo and Linden. She is also survived by her brother, James Anderson of Arden Hills, Minnesota. Joyce moved to Shrewsbury from Starksboro, Vermont, 39 years ago and came to love the town for its people and its natural beauty. She was active in the community, volunteering to serve a variety of organizations, including, most recently, as treasurer of both the Cooperative at Pierce's Store, where she was an original board member, and the Shrewsbury Outing Club. She served the Town as an auditor for six years. She volunteered at the Rutland Dismas House over the last 15 years, preparing a monthly meal. She loved to swim in the pristine waters of Spring Lake, enjoyed Shrewsbury's many hiking and cross country ski trails and tending to her vegetable garden. Joyce was an active and committed member of the Wilderness Friends (Quaker) Meeting and had served as Clerk of the Meeting. She embraced and lived the Quaker testimonies of non-violence, simplicity and seeing that of God in every person. Joyce was an employee of the Internal Revenue Service for a total of 25 years. She was one of the first female IRS revenue officers in Vermont. The family acknowledges with immense gratitude the love, care and support received from friends, community, the Foley Cancer Center and Rutland Area Visiting Nurse and Hospice. There will be a Quaker Meeting for Worship to remember Joyce's life on November 5th at 1 p.m. at the Shrewsbury Meeting House. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Rutland Dismas House, 103 Park St., Rutland, VT 05701. Donations can also be made online at http://www.dismasofvermont.org/rutland-dismas/donate-to-rutland-dismas .
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