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    Joyce C. Houston
    May 13, 1944 - May 27, 2018

    Joyce C. Houston

    Joyce C. Houston
    May 13, 1944 - May 27, 2018

    Joyce C. Houston
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    Joyce C. Houston, 74, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away at home on Sunday, May 27, 2018, surrounded by her family.

    A celebration of Joyce's life will be held at 9 A.M., Friday, June 1, 2018 at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M. on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Pence Cemetery, rural Baldwin, Iowa.

    Joyce Current was born on May 13, 1944 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Arlo and Winifred (White) Current. She was a 1962 graduate of Maquoketa High School. She married Y. George Houston on March 28, 1964 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. To this union three children were born, Michael, Marcus and Michelle.

    Joyce was a homemaker and had first worked at Jansen Nursing Home and Clinton Engines in Maquoketa. From 1992 to 1994 she worked in the housekeeping department at Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa, and lastly from 1994 to 2004 at WestWing Place in DeWitt.

    Joyce enjoyed going to the casino, doing crafts, her Ipad, playing cards, watching "Days Of Our Lives", traveling, and attending family reunions. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

    Those left to honor her memory include her husband, George Houston of Maquoketa, IA; children, Michael (Marion) Houston of Missouri, Marcus (Inge) Houston of Germany, and Michelle (and fiance Craig Thines) Muhlhausen of Preston; 5 grandchildren, Matthew Houston, Melanie Starr, Marcus Houston, Lance Muhlhausen and Cale Muhlhausen; 3 step-grandchildren, Collin Thines, Kennedy Thines and Paige Thines; 5 great-grandchildren, Kameron Houston, Kristopher Houston, Aiden Meier-Muhlhausen, Lylah Starr and Sean Starr Jr.; a sister Sharon (Randall) Edwards of MO; a brother, Robert "Bob" (Delores) Current of Monmouth; sisters-in-law, Doris Current of WI, Laura Condra of AL, and Kate Condra of AL; and brothers-in-law, Gerald "Jerry" Willey of CO, and Marcus "Junior" Houston of AL. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Connie Willey in 1998, an infant brother Richard, and a brother Darwin "Dart" in 2008.

    "The family wishes to especially thank Hospice of Jackson County and Dr. Engelman and his staff for the wonderful care given to Joyce and our family."

    Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.


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    Barbara (Luett) Wilks on Jun 8, 2018

    First, it was our cousin, Mike White. Now cousin Joyce has passed. Dear George and family, please accept my sincere condolences. For those of us who grieve, remember the rose still grows beyond the wall. R.I.P., dear cousin.

    Juanita Bellach on Jun 2, 2018

    .I was saddened to hear about Joyce's passing. I worked with her at Crestridge and at Westwing Place in the 90's. Even though I haven't seen her for many years as I have relocated, I remember her for her laughter and fun loving spirit, which helped all of us get through our shifts. She was truly a friend to many and she really cared about our residents and their well being. My sympathy to George and her entire family, and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Juanita (Timm) Bellach, Toddville, Iowa.

    Joyce Houston Celebration of Life Service on Jun 2, 2018

    Marcia Thacker on Jun 2, 2018

    I am so sorry to hear of Joyce's passing. i remember her as very fun, energetic, not one to cross. She was a one of a kind person and she will be dearly missed. My sympathy is with you all at this time. Thinking of you much George and praying comfort to you.

    Joyce Houston Video Tribute on May 31, 2018

    Carson on May 30, 2018


    Angel (Potter) Schiffer, Wyatt and Kyle Schiffer on May 30, 2018

    CandleYou all have our deepest sympathy and prayers . . .

    Rita Schmidt on May 30, 2018

    So sorry to hear of Joyce's passing on. It was a joy to be a around her. Always smiling and always willing to help out in anyway. Though we usually met in passing due to working different shifts. It was a great way to end night shift; seeing her happy face during the years she worked at Westwing. My deepest sympathies to her family.

    Rita Ledford on May 30, 2018

    CandleI was so sorry to hear the news of Joyce's passing. She was not only my cousin and classmate, but a treasured friend. I love her, and will truly miss her! My prayers and thoughts to the family,

    James Wallace on May 30, 2018

    George, we are sorry to hear this. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Nancy & James Earl

    Nick Willey on May 29, 2018

    CandleAunt Joyce was a wonderful person. I will miss her dearly, and I already do miss her. I am peace knowing she is up in heaven now with my Mom, her parents, and my Uncle Dart....they will be playing 5-handed euchre tonight I am sure! I will remember all the good memories. Rest in Peace Aunt Joyce. Love Nick

    June & Ron Hjelden on May 29, 2018

    CandleWe are SO SORRY to hear this, she was a DEAR Friend and will be MISSED by MANY~~ she was a JOY TO meet, glad we met her. Love ya girl~~~ Our CONDOLENCES to the WHOLE FAMILY, Especially GEORGE~~~

    Karla marr on May 29, 2018

    So sorry for your loss our deepest codolences and prayers
    Logan and Karla marr

    barb meyer on May 29, 2018

    CandleGeorge an family My heart is breaking an my eyes full of tears. Joyce touched my heart . i will miss my hugs our talks her laugh an her smile but most of all i will miss her.. Joyce was an angel here on earth an now is a beautiful angel in heaven flying so beautiful an free. i am going to miss her so much. The angels will hold her close in their loving arms while we will hold her in our hearts forever. she is flying on angel wings so beautiful an free . RIP my beautiful friend . . I will forever miss you. My thoughts an prayers go out to all of you. you have my deepest sympathy.

    Connie Bonney on May 29, 2018

    CandleTo the family- what a wonderful fun and loving lady...Her smile always made you wonder what she was up to next...God is getting a great angel coming his way.. please know i am thinking of you all in this hard time.

    Kathy McCloy on May 28, 2018

    So very sorry to hear that Joyce has left this life on earth. She leaves behind treasured memories. Condolences to George and family

    Richard and Pep Tracy on May 28, 2018

    George and Family........So sorry about Joyce she fought a long and hard battle.....she was a lovely person with a great smile. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers...

    Richard and Pep Tracy on May 28, 2018

    George and Family........So sorry about Joyce. She was a wonderful lady.........always a smile on her face. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Wendy and Denny Scott on May 28, 2018

    George and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Joyce's passing. She was such an inspiration with her strength in her long battle. She will be missed greatly. Our love and prayers go out to all of you.
    Wendy and Denny Scott

    Chris & Paul on May 28, 2018

    So very sorry for your loss. Joyce was always kind and
    cared very deeply for her family. She will be missed!.
    Sending hugs😔

    Behrend Family on May 28, 2018

    CandleSending thoughts and prayers to the family. We were so sorry to hear about Joyce.

    Jody Tracy-Clasen on May 28, 2018

    Sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers.

    Tina Stecklein on May 28, 2018

    I always smile when I think of Joyce. I enjoyed having the honor of meeting her when I was a teenager. Enjoyed her company waterskiing at Joinerville , going to Currents family reunion, and just visiting at home with her and family. She loved her family so much and was just an amazing lady that I am honored to have known. Though I say this with tears, I am still smiling and at times giggling recalling some fun times with her. My deepest sympathies to George, Shelly (Joyce called her "Michelle"), Mike and Marion, Mark and Inge, also all the grand kids and great grandkids.

    Corby miller on May 28, 2018

    My deepest sympathies to the family . My thoughts are with you.

    Vera Barten on May 28, 2018

    I will certainly miss the good times we had together. Prayers to all the family.

    Cindy Ryan on May 28, 2018

    I always enjoyed visiting with Joyce at Shelley's daycare and when she and George would come shopping at Walmart. She would always brighten my day! Such a sweet, caring lady. A beautiful soul has gained her angel wings. May she continue to bring joy to those in Heaven, as she did here on Earth.


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    Maquoketa, Iowa 52060
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    Maquoketa, Iowa 52060
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