Donna JOY

JOY, Donna

Sept 19, 1939-Nov 9, 2013

Donna Marlene Canuel Joy passed away Saturday, November 9, 2013. Donna was born September 19, 1939 to Joseph and Francis (Shaw) Canuel in New Westminster, British Columbia. She married Glenn Clarence Joy on July 20, 1962. She is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University and Texas State University. She taught elementary school in Seattle, Washington and Austin, Texas and taught writing at Austin Community College. She retired from Texas State University where she was Coordinator of Instructional Programs at the Student Learning Assistance Center. She is survived by her husband Glenn Joy of Austin, TX; brother Dennis Canuel of Merritt, British Columbia; son, daughter-in-law, and much-loved grandchildren Jeffrey, Heather, Kai, Leo, and Maxwell Joy of Murphy, TX; and daughter and son-in-law Jennifer Joy and Mark White of Santa Cruz, CA. A celebration of her life will be held at University Presbyterian Church, 2203 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78705, on Sunday, November 17, at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the UPLIFT program at University Presbyterian Church, BookSpring (, or the .

Published in Austin American-Statesman from Nov. 15 to Nov. 17, 2013