In Loving Memory of Joyce Gertrude Reed Clydesdale
Joyce G. Reed Clydesdale
1934 – 2022
Joyce Gertrude Reed Clydesdale, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother born to Charles James Reed and Gertrude Lillian Houck in Gloversville, New York February 25, 1934, passed peacefully October 6, 2022. Suffering a stroke in her apartment in Villa Pueblo, Pueblo Colorado, she lived out her final days at the Pikes Peak Palliative and Hospice unit at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs. She died peacefully at her daughter Mary’s home the same day she was transferred there. Mary and Joyce’s granddaughter Beverly and her daughter Shaima were at her side.
Joyce is survived by her children Norah Joy Clydesdale (husband Guy), Beverly Branch (husband John), Mary Margaret Kramer (husband Vince), and Sterling Clydesdale (husband Zach); sisters Beatrice Watson, Barbara Urbani, and Jerry Garber. Joyce was the proud grandmother of seven grandchildren, Mathew, Florent, and Beverly Bouissou; Thomas and Charles Ross Branch; Lloyd and Riley Calvert; thirteen great grandchildren (Jimmy, Camille, Laurine, Tom, Lisa, Shaima, Ibrahim, and Ryan Bouissou; Elizabeth Claire, Julia and Lillian Branch; Brianna and Cassidy Rose Calvert; and many nieces and nephews. Joyce is predeceased by husbands Stuart Clydesdale (m. 1952 – 1974) and Thomas Hoffpauir (m. 1977 – 1989).
In her 20’s and 30’s Joyce was a vocalist who led the church choir, performed in recitals and was a member of the San Francisco Opera chorus.
Joyce was a trailblazer and entrepreneur starting her own management consulting business helping chiropractors profitably and smoothly run their offices. Creating training programs along the way, she participated in many national seminars as a keynote speaker.
After retirement, Joyce loved gardening, cake decorating and playing bridge. She loved feel-good movies on the Hallmark channel. She was an avid reader and writer although she never had the chance to write the book she had hoped to complete.
Joyce moved many times, with family members throughout her life finally calling Colorado her home. Most recently she had an independent living apartment at Villa Pueblo where she made many new friends and enjoyed the times that she spent with them.
She chose to live sharing her love with the people and places of Colorado Springs always willing to give a helping hand, to share her wisdom, and shine her bright light with her brilliant smile! Several young people have blessed her for “saving” their lives. She was always willing to share the lessons she had learned from her studies and life experiences. Joyce will be greatly missed but remembered fondly by many.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation located at 2550 Tenderfoot Hill Street, Colorado Spring, CO.