Joyce Hovendick, 70, of Blair and formerly of Omaha, went to be with the Lord on March 4, 2017. A private Celebration of Life service is will be held at a later date. Memorials to the family, to be determined.
Joyce Hovendick was born on March 7, 1946, in Blair, NE to Ivan Hovendick and Ella (Nielsen) Hovendick. She attended Spiker School District 48 through 8th grade and graduated from the Herman High School class of 1965. She moved to Omaha in 1967 and worked at American Linen for a couple of years. Later, she worked for Social Security for 25 years and retired in 2006.
She is survived by her daughter, friend and sidekick, Wendalyn Hovendick; sisters, Lyla Shamburg, Beverly (Larry) Goldsberry, and Sharlene Moore; sister-in-law, Donna Hovendick; nieces and nephews; best friend, Ramona Stout; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ivan Hovendick and Ella (Nielsen) Hovendick; brother, Ivan Hovendick Jr.; niece, Mary Jo Hovendick; brothers-in-law, Pat Shamburg and Ronnie Moore.