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Joyce Crow

September 14, 1936 — July 6, 2022

It is with great sadness that the family of Joyce Crow of Salem, Arkansas, announce her sudden passing on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at the age of 85 years, 9 months, 21 days. She was born in San Francisco, California, on September 14, 1936, to Glenn and Ruth Ramsdell.
 
Joyce spent her childhood and teen years in San Francisco where she met an Arkansas boy who was stationed at Fort Cronkhite at the time. They were married on December 4, 1954, and she spent the next nineteen years as an Army wife and raised three sons. They traveled the world together, at times having to keep the home fire burning by herself through her husband’s multiple combat tours in Korea and Vietnam.
 
Upon retiring from the Army, they settled in the Salem-Viola area in 1973. She served as the Fulton County Deputy Assessor for twenty plus years. She was a founding member of the Salem VFW Post 9777’s Ladies Auxiliary and served multiple times as the Post and District President. Additionally, she gladly served as the Fulton County Veterans Service Officer for four years. She always championed veterans and their families.
 
She was a member of the Viola First Baptist Church. She loved God and her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She loved her family but more importantly they loved her dearly. She adored her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. She also spread the love of Jesus to everyone she met.
 
She had a sense of humor and loved to laugh, even though she didn’t get most of our jokes. And if you ever told a joke about Grandpa, well, you’d only do it once. She will be so greatly missed.
 
Joyce is survived by her husband of sixty-seven years, Vernon Crow of the home; children, Bill (Roxanne) Crow of Viola, Arkansas, Danny (Lou) Crow of Camp, Arkansas, and Kenneth (Terri) Crow of Salem, Arkansas; grandchildren, Maranda (Charles) Pingel of Salem, Arkansas, Makenzie (Caleb) Pingel of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Morgan (Caitlin) Crow of Viola, Arkansas, Danielle (Billy) Fitzgerald of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Brian (Martie) Crow of Elkins, Arkansas, Steven Crow of Lawton, Oklahoma, Jason (Jennifer) Crow of Odessa, Florida, Brandon (Daisy) Crow of Salem, Arkansas, and Cameron (Kristie) Crow of Wahiawa, Hawaii; twenty-four great grandchildren; brother, Jerry (Barbara) Ramsdell of Citrus Heights, California; many other relatives and friends.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother (Glenn Ramsdell, Jr.), half sister, Marilyn Daggs, and granddaughter (Marissa Crow).

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 14, 2022, at the Viola First Baptist Church in Viola, Arkansas, with Bro. Larry Ring and Bro. Craig Golden officiating. Visitation will be 10:00 A.M. until time of service on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at the Viola First Baptist Church. Interment will be Thursday, July 14, 2022, in Shady Grove Cemetery in Viola, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Jason Crow, Brandon Crow, Steven Crow, Morgan Crow, Cameron Crow, and Brian Crow. Honorary pallbearers are Coy Stone, Kenny Felts, Garry Williams, Chuck Pingel, Caleb Pingel, and Robert Elliott. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of Barker Funeral Home, LLC, in Salem, Arkansas.


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Visitation

Thursday, July 14, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Viola First Baptist Church

, Viola, AR 72583

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Funeral Service

Thursday, July 14, 2022

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Viola First Baptist Church

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Interment

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Shady Grove Cemetery

, Viola, AR 72583

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