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Joyce Lee (Patterson) Bever

February 16, 1938 — March 13, 2023


Joyce Lee Bever passed away on Monday, March 13, 2023 at home. She was born on February 16, 1938 in Crawfordsville to Clayton and Dorothy (Leman) Patterson. Joyce married John Bever on August 24, 1958.
She was a graduate of Crawfordsville High School, Class of 1956 and continued her education at Arizona Western College and Northern Arizona University. John and Joyce lived on various military bases in the United States and Okinawa, Japan. Joyce was a civilian nurse at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground. She also worked Fort Yuma IHS Hospital, Arizona Prison in Yuma and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Joyce was a volunteer nurse at a local hospital while living on Okinawa, Japan. She enjoyed traveling on the island of Okinawa, especially taking new military residents to the Basket Village in the mountains. Joyce was a talented painter and taught art classes at a junior college in North Carolina.
She is survived by her husband, John; 4 children, Daniel Bever (Maureen), John Bever, II (Debbie), Brian Bever (Michelle) and Kristina Bever; 12 grandchildren, Thomas, Daniel, Michael T., Jason, Alexey, Kevin, Susan, Kassandra, Jonathan, Michael L., Samantha and Brendan; 17 great grandchildren and 2 brothers, James Patterson (Ina) and John Patterson (Marilyn).
Joyce was predeceased by her parents and granddaughter, Suzanne.
Cremation was chosen with a private family burial to be held at a later date in Indian Hill Creek Cemetery. Share memories and condolences at

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