Joyce Ann Brown, 79, of Colfax, passed away Monday, July 27, 2020, at Parke Centre in Newton. A funeral mass will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, July 31 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Colfax. Masks are required for the Mass. Burial will take place at the Colfax Cemetery. Visitation for Joyce will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 30 at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. Memorials may be directed to the Quarry Springs Park and condolences may be left for the family at coburnfuneralhomes.com.
The daughter of John and Vivian (Jones) Evans, Joyce was born Sept. 19, 1940, in Colfax. She graduated from Colfax High School in 1958. On Jan. 28, 1961, she was united in marriage to Bob Brown. This January would have been their 60th anniversary. Joyce worked as a secretary at the Colfax Tribune, Altoona Herald and Colfax Dental, retiring in 2014. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Altar & Rosary Society and LaFemme Club. Joyce was very active in her church and her community. She loved tailgating for her Hawkeye’s, shopping with her grandkids and always had to stop at Bath and Body. A trip to Grandma’s always meant beefburgers, fruit salad, potato chips with dip and if we were lucky some of her cookies. She loved her coffee with friends and often could be found with a book or watching the Hallmark Channel.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the entire staff at Park Centre and Wesley Life Hospice for all of the care and compassion for Joyce during this time.
Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Bob; two sons, Jeff (Darcy) Brown and Todd (Marianne) Brown; three grandchildren, Annie Brown, Rachel Brown and Grant Brown; three great-grandchildren, Keaton, Paisley and Harper; and a sister, Marcia (Don) Jordan. Preceding Joyce in death were her parents; and a granddaughter, Samantha Brown.