Mattie Joyce Brupbacher
November 26, 1925 – March 14, 2020
Mattie Joyce Darr Brupbacher lived a full life. Joyce was a native of El Dorado, AR and a resident of Baton Rouge, LA. She gained her angel wings on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at The Crossing at Clarity Hospice, at the age of 94. Joyce proudly worked at Justice and Huang Engineers for many years. One of Joyce's greatest joys in life was traveling, first with her mother and then with her husband, Emil. She loved to share those memories. Later in life, she took up shopping at garage sales, collecting books, DVD's and other trinkets. She was an avid fan of "Gunsmoke" and enjoyed watching it daily. Joyce was a loyal member of First United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge, which is where she met her sweetheart, Emil. Joyce is survived by her sister-in-law, Dorothy G. Brupbacher; three step-children, Emil D. Brupbacher, Jr. (Nancy), Susan B. Oritz (Rudy) and Patricia B. Burkett (Glynn); 10 grandchildren, Bryan and Rachel Brupbacher, Nathaniel Self, Bonnie S. Taylor (Corey), Sarah C. Bruington (Stephen), Jakob R. Crawford, Melissa B. Green (Michael), Megan B. Dixon (Brad), Jack R. Brupbacher, Jr. (Deanna) and Sarah B. Seals (Chris); and 12 great-grandchildren. Joyce is preceded in death by her husband, Emil Dewey Brupbacher, Sr.; parents, Lawrence A. Darr and Mattie Mae Mooney Darr; brother, Cleo A. Darr; and step-son, Jack Brupbacher, Sr. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Leonard and Bridgette Cullota and their sons for their kind help and assistance over the years. Also, thanks to Oleivia Richardson, her primary caregiver, who always put a smile on her face and to Debbie Bolt, her caregiver and garage sale buddy. She donated to many charities over the years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joyce's name to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org. There will be a graveside service held at Greenoaks Memorial Park, 9595 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA, on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 1:00PM.
- Graveside Service Thursday, March 19, 2020
Mattie Joyce Brupbacher
March 17, 2020
We feel so blessed to have know Ms.Joyce overs the years. She shared her travel stories with us and she always loved to hear about the trips we took.
She was always a happy person and enjoyed laughing and had the biggest smile.
We will miss her!
Leonard and Bridget