Joyce L. (Prosser) Ayre

Joyce L. (Prosser) Ayre passed away on March 16, 2013, while in hospice care in Ocala, Fla. Joyce valiently and courageously battled a multitude of health issues over a long period of time.

A native of Midland, Joyce was born on Oct. 29, 1942, was a graduate of Midland High School and went on to receive her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan. On Aug. 14, 1965, Joyce married Richard C. Ayre of Midland. She became involved with the real estate business in Sarasota, Fla., and was Florida's first accredited real estate closer to receive her accreditation on her first attempt.

Joyce is survived by her devoted husband, Richard; one son, James; brothers Robert and Ronald Prosser; their families; and sister-in-law, Ann Ayre of Midland. She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas; her parents, Adam and Leota Prosser; and brother, Richard Prosser.

Joyce will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Per Joyce's wishes, cremation has taken place.

Published in Midland Daily News on Mar. 21, 2013