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Obituary - Joyce Elaine (Springer) Pruys


Last updated 11/24/2020 at 10:51am

Joyce Pruys

Joyce Elaine (Springer) Pruys of Havre, age 79, passed away October 15, 2020.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, a celebration of Joyce's life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joyce's honor may be made to St. Jude's Catholic church or Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation.

Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements.

Please visit Joyce's online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for her family at http://www.hollandbonine.com .

Joyce was born in Havre, MT, February 12, 1941, to the late Glen and Beryl (Sapp) Springer. She graduated from Havre Central High, where she also had a successful dancing debut. She moved to California, where she worked for Western Airlines, living in Hollywood. She had fond memories of that time which she always loved to share.

Returning home, she married Herman "Junior" Pruys Jr. in 1964. After having her two daughters, she followed her dreams and began her own dancing school, "Joyce's School of Dance." She loved teaching and even more so all of her many students.

In addition, she loved hanging out with her family, granddaughters and friends. She loved camping, playing games, traveling, singing in the St. Jude choir and going out dancing. Joyce was full of life and loved to have fun. She will be greatly missed. Her love for life will live on in the memories of all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Junior, and her sisters, Jean Kinderman and Crystal Springer.

Joyce is survived by her daughters, Carol (Paul) Tenorio and Mary (Sean) Gibson; her beautiful granddaughters, Ashley (Johnny) Ortiz and Brook and Carly Wooldridge, as well as her great-grandchildren, Jack and Ophelia Ortiz; sister-in-law, Anna Berg; brother-in-law, Mike Fitz; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins she loved to visit.

We would like to extend a special thank you to her sister-in-law Anna Berg, friends, the staff at Timber Creek and then at the Care Center who did their best to give Joyce joy in the last few years.


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