Joyce Maggie Louisa Bryers, 86, of Bozeman, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. She was born Jan. 25, 1926 in Portsmouth, England to Arthur Samuel Shaw and Maggie Louisa (Hayward) Bulstrode. The family immigrated to the U.S. when she was 3 years old, settling on Long Island, N.Y. Her mother passed away when she was just 5 years old.
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Joyce was raised and educated in Queens, N.Y. and graduated from Jamaica High School.
She worked for the government as a secretary, the Red Cross and also a sales person for a department store.
She married Billy Eugene Green in 1946 and to that union they had six children, Jeffrey, Howard, Billy, Leslie, Lizabeth and Joy. They lived in New York, Colorado Springs and West Yellowstone, Mont. The couple later divorced. She married Herbert Bryers on June 28, 1978 and they moved to Bozeman in 1980.
She enjoyed handicrafts and knitting and crocheting. Her greatest joy was her family and her church. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Herbert; brothers, Stanley and Ronald Bulstrode; sisters, Eve Adler and Ruby Whalen.
Survivors include her sister, Pearl Pringle of Iowa; brother, Edwin Bulstrode of Cheyenne, Wyo.; brother, Daniel Bulstrode of Arizona; sons, Jeffrey (Lisa) Green of Ft Collins, Colo., Howard (Kim) Green of Gallatin, Mo., Billy (Pam) Green of Heber City, Utah, Leslie (Ciretta) Green of Bozeman, Mont.; and daughters, Lizabeth (Michael) Bryers of West Yellowstone, Mont. and Joyce Green of Idaho Falls, Idaho; 26 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 starting at 10 a.m. at Dahl Funeral Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. at Sunset Hills Cemetery on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Family and friends meet at Dahl Funeral Chapel by 10:45 a.m. to proceed to the cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlcares.com.
Dahl Funeral Chapel
300 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Jan. 11, 2013