Joyce L. Merkley
Jan 2, 1961 – Dec 8, 2015
Joyce L. Merkley, 54, died suddenly at her home on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. A native of Jordan-Elbridge, NY, she was born January 2, 1961 to Howard G. and Marjorie Wolfanger Kenyon. Joyce and her husband, Albert, have resided in North Carolina for 12 years.
In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband of 26 years, Albert D. Merkley of Youngsville; daughter, Toni Crandon of Wake Forest, NC; son, Philip Crandon of Auburn, NY; two grandchildren, Cohen Fredette of Wake Forest, NC and Kaiden Dwyer of Auburn, NY; three sisters, Patsy (Kirk) Allen of TX, Sheila (Scott) Johnson of NY, and Donna (Marty) McClain of OK; three brothers, Bruce (Shelly) Kenyon of NY, Robert Evans of TN, and Gary Kenyon of TX; she is also survived by an aunt, uncle, many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Joyce was known as being quiet, but quick-witted and she formed a special bond with her grandson Cohen. She loved visiting NY and the beauty of nature. Joyce enjoyed watching the sunrise at the beach, hiking, skiing, canoeing, and riding motorcycles.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Avenue Suite 902 New York, NY 10018. Or online at [email protected] (212-242-1968)
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