Joyce E. Gates

Age 79, of Lansing, passed away August 26, 2012. She was born April 5, 1933, in Lansing, to Carl and Esther Arksey.

Joyce is survived by her sons, Greg Nolan (Gwen) Gates and Bryan Lyn (Linda Gregory) Gates; grandchildren, Jonathon Gates and Krista (Jason) Rogers; and great-grandson, Matthew Rogers. She was preceded in death by her husband Merlyn on January 15, 2012.

A memorial will be held at a later date.

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The Feldpausch's
August 28, 2012 at 6:25 am

Greg, Bryan and families.
Our families are so sorry to see in the LSJ today that Joyce has died.
May you find comfort in good memories of happy times.
Fun times sustain us when difficult times take over.
Ray, Doris, Julie,(Henry), Joe, (Adriana), Nathan, Mike, (Tanya), Tim, (Carree), Corey, Kyle, Emma, Mark, (Kriston), Rachel & Jacob (especially Mark)

Gerry Hamilton
August 28, 2012 at 8:42 am

So sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing ..I worked with her at Meijer ,,She was a great Lady ..

I am so glad to have known her ..
may she rest in peace

The Hufnagel Family
August 29, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Dear Greg, Bryan and families:

We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing, especially with the loss of your dad so recently. We were neighbors of your family when you lived on Stirling Ave. We would often run into Joyce when shopping and were able to keep up on how your family was doing. Our mom Helen passed away three years ago and we sympathize with the difficult time that you are going through. May God help you through your grief and may wonderful memories console you.

Diana Yager
August 31, 2012 at 12:05 am

Joyce volunteered in the bookstore of the Delta Township District Library. We all loved her. What a nice lady!

Diane Nelson
September 4, 2012 at 5:49 pm

So sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. I have many great memories of her working with her at Meijers. I spent many hours oil painting with her and our little group of artists. Also of your Dad’s passing, they were both very special people. They will both be greatly missed.

Carolyn King
September 7, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Joyce was my partner at the bookstore of Delta Township Library. She was always so pleasant. I really enjoyed our talks. She taught me how to make pillowcases for my grandchildren. I will miss her.


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