After a wonderful 86-year life, Joyce Dearing passed away at home in Appleton, WI. Joyce was born May 29, 1936, in Cheltenham, England, to Reginald and Dorothy (Truman) Roberts. Joyce married Jim Dearing of Louisville, KY in England on October 9, 1954, while he finished his term in the US. Air Force during the Korean War.
Joyce was an avid supporter of nature and the environment and loved her garden and birdwatching. She enjoyed going up to the cabin in northern Wisconsin where she could watch deer, wildlife, and hummingbirds in the sanctuary of the trees and lakes. Her family was very precious to her, and she cherished time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Joyce is survived by her daughter, Jackie (Kurt) Eggebrecht of Appleton, her brother John Roberts of Devon England, nephews Peter (Claire) Roberts, their children, Sam, Emily, and Barney all of Devon England, Steven (Natalie) Roberts of Bury St Edmonds, England. She has four grandchildren: Daniel Huff of Indianapolis, IN, Kurt Jr (Meranda) Eggebrecht and their daughters Lucy, Eden, and Scarlet, of Wausau, WI, Jarrod (Heather) Huff of Carmel, IN and their three children: Jailyn, Jaclyn and Julian, Kirsten (Dan) Scharneck of Madison, WI and their daughter Sylvia. As well as son -in -law Greg (Sherry) Huff of Carmel, IN.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, her sister, Irene, nephew Robert McClennan-Hay, both of Edinburough, Scotland, and her daughter, Sherry (Greg) Huff.
A memorial service will be held at St. James United Methodist Church (100 W. Capitol Dr Appleton, WI) on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be held at the church the morning of the service, beginning at 10:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, the family invites loved ones to donate to North Lakeland Discovery Center (215 County Rd W, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545) in honor of Joyce and her love for the natural world.