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Ivan Harold Joyce, Sr
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Birth: Jan. 9, 1920
Nampa
Canyon County
Idaho, USA
Death: May 1, 2006
Las Vegas
Clark County
Nevada, USA

Edited Obituary from the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 5 May 2006.

Ivan H. Joyce, Sr., 86, a Las Vegas resident since 1951, passed away Monday, May 1, 2006. Ivan was born Jan. 9, 1920, in Nampa, Idaho, to Elisha Edward Joyce and Dessie Ann Strole Joyce.

He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant at Nellis Air Base in 1964. Ivan served in two wars, World War II and the Korean War. Prior to his retirement as chief engineer at a local hotel and casino in 1988, he worked at the Nevada Test Site for several years.

He loved fishing and hunting Ivan was a 32nd degree mason with the Las Vegas Scottish Rite as a charter member, a past master of Nellis Lodge No. 46 F&A.M. and a Shriner.

He is survived by his wife, Gae Joyce; daughter, Marlene Orchelle; sons,Ivan Joyce, Jr. and Jeffrey Joyce; step-daughter, Stacy Sweeney; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters, Doris Funkhouser and Ona Bradshaw; and brothers, Dean, Fran and Loy. He was preceded in death by first wife, Virginia; brother, Orville; and sister, Rita.

Visitation will be from 9:30-11:30 a.m., Monday, May 8, with services to follow, both at Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Also services at 1:20 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2222 W. Mesquite, Las Vegas, NV 89106.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Elisha Edward Joyce (1858 - 1938)
  Dessie Strole Joyce (1884 - 1949)
 
 Spouse:
  Virginia Mae Fitch Joyce (1923 - 2000)
 
 Siblings:
  Edward Edgar Joyce (1888 - 1975)**
  Rita L. Joyce Helfrich (1916 - 1999)*
  Doris L. Joyce Funkhouser (1918 - 2008)*
  Dean Lowell Joyce (1918 - 2007)*
  Ivan Harold Joyce (1920 - 2006)
  Francis Lee Joyce (1923 - 2010)*
  Ona Joyce Bradshaw (1927 - 2011)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Boulder City
Clark County
Nevada, USA
Plot: R-1160
 
Created by: David Oxford
Record added: Oct 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43193829
Ivan Harold Joyce, Sr
Added by: Alan Brownsten
 
Ivan Harold Joyce, Sr
Added by: Alan Brownsten
 
Ivan Harold Joyce, Sr
Added by: Alan Brownsten
 
 
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Thank you for your extensive military commitment and the defense of our country in two seperate conflicts.
- David Oxford
 Added: May. 31, 2010

- Alan Brownsten
 Added: Nov. 26, 2009
 
 
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