Joyce Hunter

Obituary of Joyce Lawson Hunter

Joyce Lawson Hunter of Auburn, age 88, died on May 4, 2020 at Finger Lakes Center for Living. The daughter of Stanley E. Lawson and Gladys Martin Lawson, Joyce was a lifelong inhabitant of Auburn and resided in Melrose Park at the house her grandfather built until April of this year. Joyce graduated from Keuka College in 1953 and for 50 years was employed as an Executive Secretary to the heads of Columbian Rope Company and Bombardier (ALCO). After retiring, she served on the Board of Managers at The Home. Joyce was predeceased by her husband Freelon Edward Hunter in 2000 and is survived by her three step-children: Ann Gillette Hunter of Arlington, Virginia; Freelon Forest Hunter of Kent, Washington; and William Wray Hunter of Greenwich, Connecticut. The family thanks all of Joyce's caregivers and especially Kareen Bannister of Port Byron, New York. Joyce considered her a dear friend and referred to her as her daughter. A memorial service for Joyce will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joyce's memory may be made to the Owasco Fire Department, 7141 Owasco Road, Auburn, NY 13021. Please leave a condolence for the family.
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