Joyce J. Moriarty

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Joyce Jacobs Moriarty passed away August 31, 2016 in Graham, TX. A memorial service in her honor will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at St. Simon and Jude Catholic Church in The Woodlands, TX at 11:30AM.

She was born February 4, 1934 in Texon, TX to Paul and Ilene Jacobs. She and her younger brother David had many fun times living in Big Lake,TX, where her father and mother ran an Insurance Agency. Joyce attended the University of Texas where she fell in love with and married a UT football player, Mort Moriarty. She said she fell in love before she could pronounce Moriarty correctly. They welcomed their daughter Jill while both were attending school at UT. Later, Joyce worked as a bookkeeper in Mort's physical therapy clinic. Fourteen years after Jill was born they welcomed their son, Paul into their family. Mort and Joyce enjoyed many years watching their son play football. Joyce later found her true calling as a professional pet sitter in The Woodlands, a job she was made for. In 2004, she and Mort retired in Graham to be near their daughter Jill and her family to watch their grandsons participate in athletics. In 2005 Mort passed away but Joyce continued to stay active by volunteering at Pioneer Elementary where she read to the kindergarteners for many years. She was also active at St. Mary's church and meals on wheels.

Survivors include her daughter, Jill Schmidt and husband Randy of Graham; son, Paul Morton Moriarty and wife Kristen of Magnolia, TX; 5 grandchildren, Jake Schmidt, Dan Schmidt, Dalton Schmidt, Katelyn Moriarty and Kiley Moriarty; sister-in-law Dolly Jacobs; and nieces Jodi Klemstein, Jana Miller, Jill Aimes and their families.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter in Conroe, TX

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