November 19, 2017
Dear Joyce, Little did I know that our visit together on 20th September, would be our last. Life has been a struggle since David's death and I know that your faith and belief now will somehow join you both together again in some form of unity. It has been a privilege to know you and listen to you and share concerns and worries, even though I could never find any real constructive answers. I do so hope that the deep, deep love you found in your life here on earth will carry you forward now and your greatest wish will be fulfilled and united and together you will both fly! In memory of a beautiful, intelligent lady. Rest eternal grant to both David and Joyce and let light perpetual shine upon them. Marguerite and Les Rodrigues
katherine young waters
November 2, 2017
Oh Joyce, my oldest friend for over 60 years. How you made us laugh. But that was a way--a 1950s. 1960s female way-- to cover up how smart, how brainy you were. David, who loved you so much, knew that; he knew you better than you knew yourself. The memories flood upon me: our mutual terror and support at exam time; our anxious conversations about our men; our weekends skiing together & your finely athletic body; our visits after marriage to each other's country home in Queechee and in Maine; our parties; how, as my son's godmother, you arrived at one of his birthdays as a middle-aged fairy godmother complete with faery dress, huge wings and wand. I shall never forget you and treasure the memory of the joy that you and David brought to each other.