In Memory

Joyce Pitkin

Joyce Pitkin

Joyce Pitkin

1954 - 2024

Joyce Pitkin obituary, 1954-2024, Dallas, TX

Joyce Pitkin
In Loving Memory

Dallas, TX - Joyce Pitkin was born on May 20, 1954, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Lucille Lucherini and Leonard Rex Pitkin. She passed away peacefully on February 28, 2024. Joyce was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was known for her fun-loving nature, unwavering loyalty and faithful courage. Joyce had an ever-present smile, excellent taste and style, and a captivating spirit that touched everyone she met.

Joyce is survived by her beloved sister, Linda (William) Hargis, brother-in-law James Long, sister-in-law Lynne Pitkin, nieces Kim (Wayne) Miller and Debbie Lands, nephews, Scott (Stacy) Pitkin, Todd Pitkin, Kevin (Robyn) Long, Jeffrey (Jackie) Long, Brandon Hargis (Amira Adzulovic), Jason Hargis (Valerie Hodge), 17 great-nieces and nephews, and six great-great nieces and nephews, numerous cousins and many, many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Gordon Pitkin and Clyde Pitkin, her sister, Carol Long, and her great-nephew, Karl Andrew Long.

Service: Sat, March 9, 2024 at 11:00am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2700 Roundrock Trail, Plano, TX.

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Published by Deseret News from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2024.



Written by Joyce's Niece:  My aunt, my sister, my friend. Joyce passed away on Wed morning, 2/28/24. She was my inspiration in all things shoes, fashion, makeup, jewelry and being a Real Estate admin. She was kind, beautiful, loyal, independent, dog-loving and a kidney failure-cancer-fighting beast to the end. She had the same best friend from jr high and a core group of friends that worked together at Lincoln Property Group in the 80s and remained friends and travel partners until the end. And she had the same Boss for 35 years!!! Her faith, family and friends were her focus. When you think of Joyce, just smile. She had the most beautiful smile up until the end of her time on Earth. And I know she was beaming when she entered our Fathers kingdom, being met first by my Mom, her two brothers, her parents, her great-nephew and her precious dogs (and my precious dog that she loved as her own). That’s how I like to imagine it anyway…..We will post info on her service soon. And we are thankful for all of the help, visits, meals, phone calls, texts and prayers

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03/03/24 03:53 PM #1    

Susan Holdaway (Watts)

So sorry to hear of the passing of Joyce.  She is a beautiful soul that will be missed.

03/04/24 12:35 AM #2    

Jana Sorenson (McQuay)

Much love to family and friends of Joyce Pitkin during this time of loss. What a kind, friendly, warm hearted and fun-loving gal! So sorry she had to fight this battle. Her smile and spirit were such a light in the hallways of South that I will always remember.

03/04/24 11:22 AM #3    

Tom Post

We are sad to hear about Joyce. I have considered her a friend of mine since Lincoln Jr. High.                             I will always remember Joyce as the Happy Girl. I never saw her upset or angry. she always had a smile on her face.It sounds like she kepted that possitive attitude as she battled with Her challenge's while on her journey through life. I believe she is now home with her family and friends . Peace be with you Joyce .                             Your friend.  Tom. 

03/04/24 08:50 PM #4    

Marilynn Schnibbe (Beesley)

I am beyond heartbroken at the loss of Joyce. We've been best friends since attending Lincoln Jr. High - over 55 years ago. (A handwritten comment on my report card in 9th grade by my Algebra teacher: "Chats too much with Joyce," as well as a spelled-out "FAIL" as my grade *insert blank stare*.) After one year of college, we spent the summer in Hawaii with Donna Quick and Robyn Polson, getting jobs and living in a studio apartment (picture wall-to-wall fold-out beds and cots at night). My sister Margrit joined us in Hawaii after a couple of months so it was really wall-to-wall beds! Back in Utah, Joyce and I moved into an apartment. Her family has always been my family and vice versa. My parents absolutely adored her. We've been through thick and thin together, in particular when I lost my parents and aunt in a car accident, my marriage, births of my children, the deaths of her parents, brothers, and sister, and illnesses. I believe I visited her every year since she moved to Dallas, even taking my firstborn Annie to show her. After my son was born a year later, he needed surgery right after he was born, so she came and stayed with me so I wouldn't be alone at night with two small children since my Michael was working a graveyard shift. I will forever be grateful I was able to spend quality time with her over the years, especially when I was able to help through her illnesses, most recently in January and February when her health was waning. We've had loads of fun, laughed a lot, cried a lot, and have just been true, loyal friends - one of the most precious things in my life. I love you, Joycie-poo, and look forward to the day when we can pick right back up where we left off.

03/07/24 03:19 PM #5    

1972 South High Web Site Crew

What a beautiful picture, We will miss you Joyce!...  Reunions always brought an oppoortunity to talk with you, and you always donated to the fun, a true blue Cub!  Thanks for the many memories.   You may have been little but what a giant heart and Mighty Spirit you have!   God Bless You.

03/07/24 04:07 PM #6    

Donna Quick (Atkinson)

I have to say, I was broken hearted to hear of Joyce's passing.  We were such good friends many years ago.  We even lived together with Marilynn and Margrit Schnibbe and Robin Polson when we lived in Hawaii in the summer of 1973. It was so fun and we all have a special bond.   We spent a lot of time together till she moved to Texas.   These are choice memories. I will never forget her beautiful smile!   She was a dear friend and I will never forget all the great times we had together.  ........until we meet again❤️❤️❤️

03/09/24 10:02 AM #7    

1972 South High Web Site Crew

Sorry to lose such a perky, vivacious classmate. I always loved being around her and Marilyn and the gang. 

Condolences to her family. 

Love and blessings, 

Larry Watts 

03/09/24 03:13 PM #8    

Robyn Polson (Brown)

When I heard Joyce had passed away I was left empty and Heart Broken. She is part of my early years in High School and College. She was always smiling and ready to have a good time. I was lucky enough to go to Hawaii with Joyce, Marilynn, Donna, and Margrit. That was a crazy and wonderful time. All 5 of us fit in a studio apartment. We became family and stayed in touch with each other.  I will remember Joyce as being beautiful inside and out and a great friend who helped me though some rough times. 
I love you Joyce ❤️

03/11/24 03:35 PM #9    

Carl Sorenson

Cub Country has lost a special soul. I had the privledge of growing up with Joyce from an early age, probably since we were about 6 years old and continued beyond high school. We went to church together, participated in youth activities, sang together daily in several singing groups over a number of years, and just had a lot of fun. She always welcomed me into her rather large circle of friends despite being tormented on occasion by me and my friends. She was always fun to be around. I have many fond memories of Joyce and will cherish those forever. I look forward to a time when we will have the opportunity to "catch up".

03/11/24 04:24 PM #10    

Leslie Brooks (Castle)

Joyce sat in front of me in my 6th grade homeroom--Mr. Woolston's class. I was new to Hawthorne and she open-handedly became my loyal and enchanting new friend. 
We all know she went on to be that to many more, and no doubt Texas was also blessed over the years with her kindness and effervescent influence. 
In the end, she was a warrior princess; an inch of velvet over a foot of steel. 
Good-bye, dear Joyce. 


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