Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Panhandle, Texas with Father Hrudaya Raju Kondamudi, officiating. Arrangements will be handled by Minton Chatwell Funeral Home. Recitation of the Rosary will be on Monday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m. at St. Theresa’s.
Joyce was born onNov. 4, 1923 in Calaveras, Texas, to parents Edith and Bruno Johns and graduated from Floresville High School in 1940. She graduated from the San Antonio Secretarial School in 1942. Joyce married Herman Hoffman in Saspamco, Texas on Sept. 3, 1942. Herman and Joyce moved to Van Nuys, Calif. following their wedding and remained there during WWII. They returned to Somerset, Texas at the end of the war in 1945 where they farmed until 1965. In September of that same year, Herman and Joyce moved to Panhandle, where they resided together until his death in 2010. In 2013 Joyce moved to Southlake, Texas for the remainder of her life.
Joyce was the proud mother of three children, secretary of Soil Conservation Services of Carson County Texas and co-director of Hohheim Prairie Farm Mutual Insurance in Somerset, as well as the Texas panhandle area. She spent many hours as a volunteer at the Panhandle Square House Museum. Herman and Joyce were lifelong members of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Panhandle.
Joyce was a kind and welcoming lady who had a way of making everyone feel special. She had a sincere interest in others. Nothing was more important to Joyce and Herman than their family. Joyce was affectionately known to her grandchildren as Joy Joy or Grandma. She taught them tolerance, kindness and to treat others the way they would want to be treated. Joyce was an excellent seamstress and blessed many friends and family members with gifts that she had made. Gardening was one of Herman and Joyce’s favorite retirement joint hobbies. Herman grew all kinds of fruit and vegetables and Joyce enjoyed canning them. Any excess produce was freely given to the community and those in need. Joyce also loved to bowl, work puzzles and was always ready for a good game of cards with her friends and family.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Herman on June 28, 2010; parents, Edith and Bruno Johns; and brothers, Desmond, Edwin and Francis.
She is survived by her daughter, Evelyn and husband A.C. Urbanosky of Southlake; sons, Richard Hoffman and wife Debbie of Montverde, Fla., and Billy Hoffman and wife June of Panhandle; her grandchildren, Kim and husband Kevin Briggs, Vance Urbanosky and wife Shannon, Marshall Urbanosky and wife Brandi, Amber and husband Wesley Herndon, Cody Hoffman and wife Lexie, Sheri Hoffman-Jenkins, Crystal and husband Daniel Braxton and Barret Hoffman and wife Mindy; and great-grandchildren, Macy and Pierce Urbanosky, Cameryn and Case Urbanosky, Ryleigh and Trevor Jenkins, Addison, Weston and Carley Ann Herndon, Bennet and Ellis Braxton and Lydia and Frank Hoffman; and brother, Lester Johns and wife Carolyn of Floresville.
The family suggests memorials be made to St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Sancta Maria Convent or your favorite charity.