Joyce Ellen Wright, aged 74, passed away on April 25, 2018 at the Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona, after a brave struggle with cancer. Joyce was born March 18, 1944, in Hudson, Wisconsin, the daughter of William and Leone Francis.
In 1963, Joyce married Leon Wright in Durango, Colorado. They moved to Monte Vista, Colorado in 1978 where they lived until they both retired. She drove school bus for 28 years and served as a teacher aide in the Special Needs program at the Monte Vista School District.
Joyce thoroughly enjoyed traveling and outdoor activities. Upon her retirement she and Leon began traveling in their RV around the country before settling in Benson, Arizona during the winter months, and residing in Denver, CO during the summer months.
In addition to raising their three children she and Leon also taught country swing dance lessons through the community schools in the San Luis Valley. She also volunteered to assist with 9 Health Fair in Monte Vista for many years.
Joyce is survived by her husband Leon Wright; sons, Rendall Wright of Monte Vista, CO; Doug Wright of Morenci, AZ; Greg Wright of Falcon, CO; as well as 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 4 brothers and 2 sisters.
Joyce was a member of the Valley View Church of God in Denver, Colorado. A celebration of life service will be held on June 23, 2018 at the Valley View Church of God in Sheridan, CO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent in her name to the Valley View Church of God, 4390 S. Lowell Blvd, Englewood, CO 80110.