Joyce Simpson Lounsberry
December 11, 1926 – August 14, 2019
Joyce Imogene Simpson Lounsberry of Austin, TX moved to her eternal home in heaven on August 14, 2019 at the age of 92. She was born in Ventura, California on December 11, 1926 to U.G. and Alice Simpson. Joyce attended school and some college there. As a young woman, she played the standup bass and the drums in the USO band where she met a sailor from Baytown, TX, Paul Lounsberry, Sr. They were married August 4, 1946 and she came to Texas by train shocking the new family waiting for their arrival by wearing pants! She lived in Baytown, TX for 36 years raising her children, Kathy, Becky and Paul, Jr. and attending Wooster Baptist Church.
Retirement took Joyce and Paul to Lake Travis where she loved the views, water skiing, and fishing. They also loved traveling and RV’ing. The Lake Travis home and cabin were a favorite for family gatherings and fun. Marshall Ford Fellowship Church has been her faith community for many years. After, Paul Sr.’s passing in 1986, she met Eddie Brandt years later on a blind date and they spent the next 9 years enjoying traveling and fun times together. In 2011, she moved to Longhorn Village where she enjoyed new friends, playing games, participating in activities, and won the hearts of all who knew her. In her late 80’s she battled Lymphoma and like the fighter she was, became a cancer survivor. She was thankful for Dr. Chawla and staff at Texas Oncology for her care. She was well known for her sense of fashion, neon green shoes, and playing the drums for the Sip & Sing band, with her last performance in July of this year. Joyce also loved the Texas Longhorns and would gather with the ladies to watch their games.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Shirley, husband, Paul and daughters, Kathy Menzel and Becky Miller. She is survived by her sister LaRoyce Hicks, her son, Paul Lounsberry, Jr (wife Sandy), son-in-laws, Chris Menzel and Lonnie Miller. Grandchildren Kristin Deitch (husband Jeff), Lindsey Gage (husband Ken), Matt Miller (wife Emily), Jonathan Lounsberry (wife Tiffany), Jenna Whitehead (husband Brandon) and Jillian Lounsberry. Great Grandchildren Madison, Cooper, and Griffin Deitch, Arlo Gage, and Nolan Lounsberry, and Raegan Miller. Joyce loved her family, was very proud of each of them and loved to tell everyone all about them!
We will all miss this precious woman, matriarch of the family, lover of music and games, and friend to so many. You lived a beautiful, full, and adventurous life. Enjoy heaven!
Visitation will be held at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home on August 29 at 5:30pm. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30am on August 30 at Marshall Ford Fellowship located at 5000 Marshall Ford Rd, Austin TX 78732. Fond memories or expressions of sympathy for the Lounsberry family may be left at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/austin-tx/joyce-lounsberry-8822006
In lieu of flowers, you may make contributions to Marshall Ford Fellowship. http://mff.church/
- LaRoyce Hicks, Sister
- Paul & Sandy Lounsberry Jr., Son
- Chris Menzel, Son-in-law
- Lonnie Miller, Son-in-law
- Kristin & Jeff Deitch, Grandchild
- Lindsey & Ken Gage, Grandchild
- Matt & Emily Miller, Grandchild
- Jonathan & Tiffany Lounsberry, Grandchild
- Jenna & Brandon Whitehead, Grandchild
- Jillian Lounsberry, Grandchild
- Joyce is also survived by her Great Grandchildren Madison, Cooper, and Griffin Deitch, Arlo Gage, and Nolan Lounsberry, and Raegan Miller. Joyce loved her family, was very proud of each of them and loved to tell everyone all about them!
- Marshall Ford Fellowship
- Visitation Thursday, August 29, 2019
- Celebration of Life & Reception Following Friday, August 30, 2019
Joyce Simpson Lounsberry
August 26, 2019
I am so sorry about the loss of your Mom. I pray God's love will comfort the Lounsberry family during this difficult time.
August 26, 2019
To Paul and your family,
I don't know if you remember the Marth family. My sister, Terri Marth Beardmore and I (Pam Marth Burton) lived at 208 Mayhaw just two doors down from you and your parents and were playmates with Becky and Kathy. The last time I saw Joyce was at my Father's funeral in Pflugerville. She and Betty Kirkland came and we were so pleased to see them and talk about our years growing up in Lakewood. I am sorry that I will not be able to attend her celebration of life on Friday, but I am so thankful for the wonderful description of her life that you shared. May God Bless you and your family and give you comfort and peace during this time. Pam
August 25, 2019
It is with heavy heart to have heard of the loss of Mrs. Lounsberry. As the former dining director at LHV, she was also so very kind to myself and staff. Her humor always lightened the situation, and her 'colorful' personality was such a joy-filled experience..... inspiring! She spoke so often of her family. I pray you all find peace in your grief, knowing she was an extraordinary person who lived her life full and shared her joy with so many.
"When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure." You all are truly blessed to have such a treasure to hold on to. Judi
August 22, 2019
I remember my visits with Aunt Joyce. I lost my Aunt Shirley when I was 9 so Joyce was It. We would travel down and stay almost every summer. When I first encountered the cabin at Lake Travis the house hadn't been built yet. Well the point of all this is that I have really wonderful memories of this sparkling vivacious woman I got to call Aunt Joyce.
August 20, 2019
Our family came to know Joyce and Lindsey through Marshall Ford Fellowship where our sons were both youth pastors and now our youngest son, Scott, is full time pastor. Joyce was such a shining light to all that met her and had such a heart for missions. Joyce, Lindsey, and I shared a fun weekend together in Wimberley at a bed and breakfast. We swam, played cards, went shopping and had such a great time together. Joyce became such an inspiration to all our family and we will miss her dearly. Heaven surely received an angel when Joyce arrived.
August 20, 2019
Our sincerest condolences for the passing of your sweet Mama. You have wonderful memories to fill the void left by her absence . May she Rest In Peace until you meet again. 💐🙏🏼
Scott and Shirley