Joyce Marie Bills Mack, age 90 of Grand Junction passed away at her home on March 8, 2023. Her parents were Earle and Della Bills. She lived in Woodward with her parents and three brothers. She then moved to Perry before moving to Grand Junction in 1967. Joyce had five children from her first marriage to Howard Montgomery. She worked as a custodian at the Rippey School, a cook and a cashier at Dave’s Foodland in Grand Junction. She loved seeing the children that came into the store and would treat them to candy. Joyce enjoyed quilting baby blankets, and often gave them as gifts to the new babies in the family as well as friends. She also liked putting puzzles together, word searches, baking, and watching TV. When she was younger, she enjoyed going on trips with friends to visit their family members. Christmas was one of her favorite holidays. She made all kinds of candy and cookies for everyone to enjoy. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Grand Junction.
In April of 1975 Joyce married Vernon Mack. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son Parke Montgomery, three grandchildren, three brothers, and son-in-law James Coffin. Joyce is survived by her daughters Karen Coffin of Grand Junction, and Vickie Choate (Tom) of Grand Junction; sons Robert Montgomery (Melissa Byrkett) of Grand Junction and Gilbert Montgomery of Grand Junction; 16 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; twenty-one great-great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. Visitation was held Wednesday, March 15 with family greeting hours from at Hastings Funeral Home in Jefferson. Funeral Services were held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 16 at the First United Methodist Church in Grand Junction. Burial took place at Junction Township Cemetery in Grand Junction. Memorials may be sent to Hastings Funeral Home – P.O. Box #204 – Perry, IA 50220.
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