Heights Funeral Home

1317 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX


Priscilla Joyce Els

December 29, 1940September 20, 2019

P. Joyce Els was born on December 29, 1940 in Pasadena, Texas. She died September 20, 2019 in Houston, Texas. She lived most of her life in Lindale Park, the same neighborhood that her parents and brother Stanley lived in. She was a long time member of Bethany Lutheran Church and a graduate of Lutheran High School, Houston. She graduated from Sam Houston State with a BS in Education and taught in the Houston Independent School District, as did her mother. She later was awarded her MS in Library Science from University of North Dakota as did her husband, Ronnie Engle. She then returned to Houston schools as a librarian until her retirement from HISD. She then joined the staff of a small college in the Cayman Islands as librarian. She retired permanently to her home in Lindale Park. She and Ronnie had divorced. In retirement, Joyce spent her time traveling and caring for her dogs. Joyce was preceded in her death by her Father Gottlieb G. Els, her Mother Gertrude A. Els, and her older brother Stanley N. Els. She is survived by her younger Brother Ray A. Els living with his wife in Fairhope, Alabama.

On September 24th a private burial was held for family and loved ones at the Nordheim Texas Cemetery in the family plot.

Joyce’s favorite charity was the Houston SPCA and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.


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Priscilla Joyce Els

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