LAKE CITY – Joyce Christensen, 85, died Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Stewart Memorial Hospital in Lake City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 8, 2014 at Woodlawn Christian Church in Lake City with Rev. Alice Bolen officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City. A private family burial will be held.
Marilyn Joyce Doty was born on July 30, 1929 at McVay Hospital in Lake City to Merl and Sylvia (Messenger) Doty. She graduated from Westview High School in Lake City in 1947. On June 29, 1947 she married Kenneth Christensen at Woodlawn Christian Church in Lake City. She worked as an LPN for 20 years at Stewart Memorial Hospital in Lake City and also owned an ice cream shop and was a people greeter at Walmart. Joyce was an active member of Woodlawn Christian Church in Lake City and also the American Legion Auxiliary where she served as past President and Vice President.
Joyce is survived by her son Ed Christensen of Chandler, Arizona, daughter Cheryl Pedersen of Lake City, 2 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grand- child, and brother Herbert Doty of Lake City. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Kenneth, 2 infant sisters, sister Janis Sturm, brother Merl, and a great-great-grandson.