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Joyce Elaine Richter

Mrs. Joyce Richter of Forney, TX, passed away at her home on Thursday, October 8, 2020.  She was born on May 30, 1929, in Robstown, TX to the late Roy Anderson and Lillian Curtis Anderson.

Joyce was raised by her mother in the Coastal Bend area of Texas, graduating form Robstown High School in 1946 and Texas A&I College in Kingsville, TX in 1950.

She worked at various jobs, but her favorite and most fulfilling was working with the elderly as a caseworker with what was then the Texas Department of Public Welfare.

Joyce married Robert Richter in 1970, and they were married until his death in 2019. Together they enjoyed square dancing and traveling by RV.  Two of her favorite adventures were to Michigan and Alaska.  They also volunteered in different capacities in Tyler, TX.

Survivors include her son, Jeff Day and wife Beth; daughters, Freddie Martinka and husband Raymond, and Suzanne Linch; grandchildren, Jacob Martinka and wife Emily, Valerie Davis and husband Sam, Michael, Jenna, Mikaila, and Stephen Linch; and great-grandchildren Oliver and Elliot Martinka.  She is also survived by brother Randy Bryant and wife Vickie, special sister-in-law Carolyn Young, brother-in-law Jess Richter, and stepchildren Tom Richter and wife Marta, Kathy Bauer and husband Leo, and Cheri Walker and husband Tom, as well as their families.

In lieu of flowers you may send donations to the ASPCA - Jan Rees Jones, 2400 Lone Star Dr., Dallas, Texas 75212.

A graveside service for Joyce will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, October 12, 2020 at Sand Springs Cemetery in Mineola, Texas.  The family will receive friends prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 PM.

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We are so sorry to the many relatives who lost Joyce. From what we know she loved to talk and tell stories of her life. Randy would be gone for hours visiting her and talking about the past, family, photos, RVing and good times. We know she will be greatly missed. Our condolences to all of you.

Roger and Cleda Wendt Oct 9 2020 12:00 AM