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Joyce Livermore

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Joyce Fay Livermore age 81 of Nashua died Friday, August 25, 2023 at 11th St. Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A private family service will be held at a later date. Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory -- Olson Chapel in Nashua has been entrusted with Joyce's arrangements. 641-435-4314. She was born on June 26, 1942, to her loving parents, Oliver and Hazel Paul, at their home in Fayette, Iowa. Joyce's life was marked by a deep passion for teaching, music, and service to her community. Joyce's educational journey began at Waterloo East High School, and she later graduated from Miltonvale Wesleyan High School in Miltonvale, Kansas. She went on to pursue her academic aspirations at Iowa State Teachers College, which is now known as the University of Northern Iowa. Here, she obtained her teaching degree, which laid the foundation for her lifelong commitment to education. Her dedication to learning led her to achieve a master's degree in instrumental music, further enhancing her expertise in her field. With a heart full of enthusiasm for teaching, Joyce embarked on a teaching career that spanned decades. She shared her love for music with countless students during her tenure at schools in Marion and Belle Plaine. However, it was at Belle Plaine High School where she truly left an indelible mark. Joyce's passion for music, particularly in leading the school's band, enriched the lives of her students and the entire community. Her unwavering dedication to fostering young talent was evident in the many successful musicians she mentored over the years. Outside of her professional endeavors, Joyce was an active and valued member of the Methodist Church in Belle Plaine. She generously shared her musical talents by playing the organ and piano whenever the church needed her. Joyce's faith was not limited to her local community, as she undertook a mission trip to Costa Rica with her fellow church members—an experience that brought her profound joy and fulfillment. After her retirement from teaching in 2002, Joyce's commitment to education and her community persisted. She continued to make meaningful contributions by serving on the school board, where her insights and leadership were highly regarded. In fact, she eventually rose to the position of school board president, a testament to her dedication and ability to inspire positive change. Joyce's love extended to her family as well. She shared her life with her beloved husband, James William Livermore, and together, they cherished the blessing of their son. Joyce's nurturing spirit and caring nature were evident in the deep love she had for her family. Joyce Livermore's legacy is one of education, music, community service, and unwavering dedication to her beliefs. She will be remembered for her inspiring impact on generations of students, her uplifting presence in the church, her role as a community leader, and her profound love for her family. As we mourn her passing, we also celebrate the vibrant and meaningful life she led. She is survived by one son Danny Jay Livermore; two sisters, Virginia "Ginny" Olsen, Rose Garthoff; nephews and nieces, Carrie Olsen, Kent Olsen, Lora Tapke, Craig Garthoff; many great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, husband, Jay Livermore; infant daughter, Angela; niece Brenda Schult, great-niece Christine.

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  1. Hugs and love to the Livermore and extended family. Joyce and Jay were long time friends of my parents and I will never forget the time we spent with them including a trip they took me along with to Canada fishing, Heaven sure got an angel❤️

  2. With our Sincerest Sympathy-
    I have many personal memories of playing duets with your Mom, Dan, at CUMC. I’d play the organ, she was on the Steinway. Sometimes we’d plan it, sometimes not. I think she knew all the hymns by memory anyway- so she could just jump in and begin anywhere👍 and we’d both smile and wink at each other. We always seemed to be in perfect time with one another . She’d always back off and let me ‘close out’ the piece. One Christmas we had to have the piano tuned to match the old pipe organ. Crazy, I know. She was always willing to jump in and fill in if someone couldn’t be there- last minute of course. (And with a big smile.
    Thank You and Thank the Lord for sharing Joyce with us😘!~ Jane Hrabak

  3. This lady is the reason that I joined the band & Loved playing my Drums so very much. She asked me to join the band & to be a drummer because I was always creating rhythms & drumming around everywhere. After convincing my parents that I truly wanted so badly to play the drums in the band let’s say the rest was history. I will Never forget her!!! Prayers to her family & friends 🙏😢💔🥁😇

  4. This lady is the reason that I joined the band & Loved playing my Drums so very much. She asked me to join the band & to be a drummer because I was always creating rhythms & drumming around everywhere. After convincing my parents that I truly wanted so badly to play the drums in the band let’s say the rest was history. I will Never forget her!!! Prayers to her family & friends 🙏😢💔🥁😇


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