Joyce Barrish

May 26, 1930April 7, 2018

Joyce Barrish passed away peacefully at her home in Cedar Park, Texas on April 7, 2018. She was born in Painesville, Ohio on May 26, 1930 to Lorna and Frederick Nighman. Joyce was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She worked as a librarian at Huntington Elementary School in Painesville. In 1977 they moved to Houston, Texas where she worked at the Pepsi Bottling Company. She and her beloved husband, Ed, retired to Daytona Beach, FL in 1993 where they lived until they moved back to Texas in 2005 to be closer to family. Joyce loved people and was the “go to” person in her residential community. In 2015, she was nominated by her peers and represented her community at the National Senior Citizens’ Day Banquet. She created the resident directory; was an avid scrap booker; assembled music booklets for church; and made sure everything was setup for the weekly worship service.

Joyce is survived by her children; son Jim & wife Judy Barrish, daughter Donna Barrish and daughter Diane & husband Kevin Roeber; grandchildren; Shaun Roeber, Jessica Roeber Adams & husband Taylor, David Barrish and Daniel Barrish; great-grandchildren, Payton Adams and Perry Adams. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Edward Barrish, her son Steve Barrish and her brother Don Nighman.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 23, at 10:00 am at The Isle at Cedar Ridge, 2200 S Lakeline Blvd, Cedar Park. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a local animal rescue or the arthritis foundation in her name.

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  • Memorial Service Monday, April 23, 2018

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.Dorothy Tomazic

April 20, 2018

I remember the many times I stopped in the library at Huntington school before I left work to get help with something from Joyce. She was always cheerful and ready to comply. We laughed a lot and somehow the worries of the day always seemed lighter. My condolences to the family.

David Morse

April 19, 2018

Donna, Diane, Jim
The many years that we spent as next door neighbors do not have to be reiterated here, but I will mention in passing a
couple of remembrances. The station wagon loaded for the annual exodus to FL was a sight that needed to be seen
to be truly appreciated. Then the mimosa tree that attracted all the neighborhood bees, and the fish pond located in the same vicinity are still vivid in my mind.
We had a conversation via phone just a couple of weeks before she passed on. She sounded good and was still chipper and vibrant. My family and I will miss her.

Joe Galica

April 19, 2018

Oh, my !! I am so sorry to hear that Joyce has passed away. My wife, Sally, and I used to have a Sunday service and brought Communion to the people at The Pointe in Cedar Park. Joyce and Eddie were such beautiful people. Joyce organized the service and the music and rounded up everyone who would come, Catholic or not. She did the same thing after she moved to The Isle. My wife, Sally, was sick for almost 3 years, and Joyce was always calling and checking up on me and Sally. We had quite a few happy lunches with Joyce. She always wanted to "go"; always on the move!! When my wife passed away last July, Joyce was there at the funeral service, in spite of her difficulty to get around. I will miss her, and I know that she is now in Heaven with Eddie and my Sally and the rest of the people from The Pointe and they are having the greatest celebration that we can't even imagine. I will miss her!!

Lee Brewster

April 19, 2018

Hi Jim, Donna, Diane and family.
Lillie Orilla Brown (MA) married Emory Merton Brewster about 1890, they had 9 kids, Hazel, Claude, Lorna (Joyce's mother), Merton Wade, Alvin Blake (Blake my father), Thorne, Eunice, Helen, and Lawrence (died shortly after berth). Hazel, Claude (died age 20 heart problem), Eunice had no kids. Lorna, Joyce and Don; Wade and Marie, Barb, Lucile, Jackie, and Randy; Blake and Marion, Skip, Bob, Nathan (died 8 mons), Lee and John;, Thorne /Madelyn, Terry (died a few mons), and Dave; Helen and Dick Thayer, Merton, Carol and Lois.
Now that Joyce has passed there are 4 grandkids left. Bob Brewster 90, Lee Brewster 77, John Brewster 76, and Dave Brewster 70.
Ed worked at the Diamond in Fairport for many years before they closed the plant and went to Texas. My dad also worked there as did other family members. It was on Lake Erie and not a nice place to work! At the time Ed and Joyce left for Texas many family members lived in the Painesville area with the base the old family nursery Willobend Nursery which we all worked in, at some time, on Davis Rd in Perry, Oh. Ma and Pa Brewster started the nursery in 1896, it is still going, but the Brewster's are no longer part of it. My dad and Wade left the nursery at start of WW2, Thorne became owner and passed it on to his son Dave. The nursery is now owned by a large garden center.
Ma's mother, Kathryn Ann Martin, married Elijah Brown1870, 3 kids, divorced Brown and Married Jim Davis, had 4 more kids, Martha Davis marries Rupert Winchester in Mich. Stan Winchester used to come to Perry each summer and work in the nursery with the rest of the kids. We all worked in the nursery as very young kids.
Ma was a GREAT grandmother, Emery died age 42 in 1914, and ma needed help to keep the nursery going. 20's were good, but the 30's were bad. Ma died a month after I was born but Joyce and the older kids got to stay in the big house with Ma and they loved that!
Joyce loved the family history.

Sue Riera

April 19, 2018

I 'met' Joyce online. Ed, her late husband, was a cousin of Stan Winchester, my late Dad. She and I hit it off, and have stayed in touch over the Internet for years. She was a caring and loving woman who always thought of family first. Her loss will be felt by so many.
But. she will see her son and husband again, and that will fill her with joy.
So sorry for your loss.