OBITUARY

Joyce Kay Huguenard

January 11, 1937July 1, 2019
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Joyce Kay Warner Huguenard passed through this world on July 1, 2019 at the age of 82 years. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Von and Helen Warner. Both parents preceded her in death, as did her son, Gregory Huguenard. Joyce is survived by her husband of 59 years, Gerald Lee Huguenard; her daughter, Susan Udell; her son, James Huguenard, and wife Terri; daughter, Sonja Walls, and daughter, Stephny Pappas, and husband Chris. Joyce has 14 grandchildren, Ryan Huguenard, Lindsay Huguenard, Erika Stephens, Ashley Udell, Gregory Ludwiski, Daniel Udell, Harris Huguenard, Trevor Adams, Hannah Huguenard, Sasha Adams, Carson Huguenard, Clayton Pappas, Parker Adams, and Sophia Pappas. She has 7 great grandchildren, Morgan Stephens, Grayson Stephens, Alex Huguenard, Grant Carroll, Macy Udell, Eleanor Ludwiski and Luther Ludwiski.

Joyce and Jerry met in Ft. Wayne, IN where they began their lives together in 1960. They made many beautiful memories at their cottage on Lake James in northern Indiana with summers full of boating and sailing with their five children. During her early years, Joyce worked in TV/Radio advertising and was often credited with creating the most impressive jingle. The family moved to Texas in 1977. Joyce changed vocational paths and obtained her license as a real estate broker, a career she enjoyed and worked in throughout her life. Joyce loved everything about Texas and was proud to make it her home for the next 40 years. She devoted much time to the Houston Livestock Show as a committee member, as well as supporting the arts and the Houston Symphony. She was a passionate collector of coins, baseball cards, stamps, and books. Joyce was a voracious reader, easily reading 2-3 books at the same time. She supported animal rights efforts especially her favorite tiger and donkey rescue organizations in East Texas. Joyce and Jerry loved their sweet Aussie dogs, Max and Mac, who brought much joy to their lives. She shared her love of the Lord and her abiding faith in God’s light to all of those she knew.

Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to South Texas Aussie Rescue, 9803 Hambleton Way Circle, Houston, TX 77065 www.southtexasaussierescue.org or Heart to Heart Hospice, 7240 Chevy Oaks Blvd, Plano, TX 75025 www.htohhfoundation.org

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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Nick Pappas

July 12, 2019

Steph, Chris and Family
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Nick, Ann and Martha

Phil Pappas

July 10, 2019

I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of such a great woman. Joyce was always someone who made me smile, and someone who I could always easily converse with. I have many fond memories of the times I got to spend with her. Whether it was a simple lunch out or sitting by a family BBQ, I always enjoyed my time with her and the laughs she always brought.

One of my fondest memories was when I got to show Joyce and Jerry around Vienna while they were there on their Danube boat tour. Joyce, of course being the people person she was, pulled some strings and was able to get me on their cruise ship for a gourmet meal. This was one of the many great times I spent with her and all of those times I will cherish. She was a very special woman and someone I am very glad to have had the opportunity to get to know.

You will always be remembered Joyce, and never forgotten.

Kim Allen

July 7, 2019

This world has lost a very special lady. Through my best friend, Stephny, I have heard many stories of how her mother excelled at everything she did. Every time I met her, she was full of joy. So sorry for your loss! All of our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kari Johnson

July 7, 2019

My heart forever has a special place for Joyce (and the entire family). I moved to Texas, knowing only one other person. Joyce took me under her wing and into the family. Her unconditional love and acceptance will forever hold a dear place in my heart. Her "light" will shine brightly in every memory I hold close and every thought crosses my mind. May all that knew and love Joyce, find peace in knowing Joyce will live on in us all. My love, thoughts and prayers to Jerry and the family.

Kelly Pickle

July 4, 2019

Mrs. Joyce Huguenard, mother of my best friend Sonja, always treated me like family, rather than as a guest. I spent many days/nights in her beautiful home, and always felt welcomed and loved. She would provide us with Oilers and livestock show tickets and Sonja and I enjoyed these together many times. I’ll always remember her wonderful laugh and the way her eyes would light up talking with “the girls”about life. I’m terribly sad for Sonja and her father and the entire family. She’ll be missed by many. Prayers and love to all! ❤️

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