Keyes, Joyce Ann
Joyce Ann Keyes, 65, of Center Point, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids after complications from a routine, preventive care procedure. Services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Center Point. The family will greet friends Friday after the service at their home.
Survivors include her husband, Larry Keyes Sr. of Center Point; mother, Margery Curtis of Hiawatha; son, Larry Keyes Jr. of Des Moines; daughter, Teri (Scott) Eckman of Clovis, Calif.; only grandson, Patrick Eckman; brothers, Larry Curtis of Cedar Rapids and Lorton Curtis of Olathe, Kan.; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Joyce was preceded in death by her father, Lorton “Joe” in 2010.
Joyce Ann Curtis was born Jan. 5, 1947, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids. She was raised in Center Point and graduated from Center Point High School in 1965. Joyce and Larry were married Jan. 21, 1967, and began their life together in Center Point. Joyce worked for Collins Radio, Cryovac and was a welder at FMC, while raising their kids in Cedar Rapids. Joyce was an incredibly loyal, dedicated and efficient employee. Her fierce independence and strong work ethic led her to California, where she and Larry pursued owning their own business. In 1984, they moved their young family to Clovis, Calif., to start a franchise for American Leak Detection. They built their business working side by side and finally sold it in 2005 after Larry suffered a stroke. Joyce and Larry returned to their roots in Iowa in 2005 and lived again in their hometown of Center Point.
Instead of flowers, memorials may be made to CPU Athletic Department Foundation.
Please view the entire obituary and sign the online guest book for Joyce at www.murdochfuneral
home.com under obituaries.
Published Dec. 20, 2012 in The Gazette