Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center

15826 North Del Webb Blvd, Sun City, AZ


Joyce Marie Emerson

July 5, 1937July 13, 2019

Joyce Marie Emerson, 82, of Sun City West passed away July 13, 2019. Joyce was born on July 5, 1937 in Mesa, Arizona to Easton and Gussie (Sleph) Skinner. She graduated from Phoenix Christian High School, Class of 1956. Joyce enjoyed cooking, ceramics, and traveling but her greatest love was spending time with her children and her grandchildren.

Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 62 years John; her children Colleen Emerson (Dave), John Emerson Jr. (Linda), Rob Emerson (Bonnie), Sherry Wellwood (Jon), Sandy Johnson (Troy), and Scott Emerson; her 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Dee Green, Freda Mau, and Caroline (Roger) Anderson.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Palmcroft Church, 15825 N 35th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85053 at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joyce’s memory to the National Kidney Foundation, www.azkidney.org. To send condolences to the Emerson family please visit www.SunlandMemorial.com.


  • Meemorial Service Monday, July 22, 2019
  • Memorial Service Monday, July 22, 2019


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Duane Fisher

July 18, 2019

Martha and I are so very sorry to hear of Joyce's passing. I recently thought about the time you and Joyce dropped in on us one Sunday evening in Minneapolis. Please know that we are praying for you John and for the family.

Duane and Martha Fisher

Marty & Renee Amell

July 18, 2019

So many memories. Football games, dinners, kids & lots of laughs.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Susan Stejskal

July 18, 2019

I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife/mom Emerson family. Joyce was always so sweet, kind, and welcoming whenever I came over. The news of her passing makes me very sad, but happy that I will be able to see her again one day in heaven. Praying for peace and comfort for you all during this very difficult time!
Susan Rintoul Stejskal