Joyce Marie Denison, 75, of Phoenix, passed away on November 3, 2013. Joyce was born in Glendale, Arizona to Paul and Frances Alkire on December 3, 1937. She went to West High School and Phoenix College. Joyce married the love of her life, Leroy Denison on April 17, 1957 in Phoenix, Arizona. Joyce and Leroy were blessed with a daughter, Leslie, and a son, Russ. Joyce thoroughly enjoyed being a devoted wife and mother. After her children entered high school, Joyce became a secretary and retired from Allstate Insurance with 20 years of service. Joyce had a servant’s heart, and spent her life serving her family, friends, members of Faith Bible Church, and clients at the Crisis Pregnancy Center. Joyce had a beautiful voice and sang in the church choir for many years. Joyce had many hobbies including sewing, baking, and cake decorating. Joyce is preceded in death by her husband, Leroy; father and mother, Paul and Frances Alkire; sisters, Dorothy and Jeanne; and brothers, Paul and Billy. Joyce is survived by her sister, Betty Carl; her brother, Robert Alkire; her son, Russ Denison; her daughter, Leslie Siegel; and her four grandsons, Russell “Lee” Denison, William Denison, Matthew Denison, and Matthew Siegel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Worship Arts Ministry at Faith Bible Church. Services will be held at a later date.
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