Joyce Arlene Yelland passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at White Pine Care Center, Ely, Nevada.
Services will be held Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ely, Nevada.
Joyce ws born in Carthage, Missouri January 14, 1928, to Samuel Carey and Artie Ellizabeth Carey.
After her parents divorced her mother married her wonderful step-father, Richard Arthur Yelland.
She attended some years of school in Smokey Valley and moved to Ely in 1941. She graduated from White Pine High School in 1945.
She married John Yelland January 19, 1946. They were married 59 years. They had 2 sons.
Joyce was a girlie girl. Loved dressing up and getting her hair and nails done. She was just as comfortable out in the country riding horses with her family. She was a rock hound and collected all kinds and she could tell you just what they were.
Joyce was a secretary and worked for Elvin Robinson NV Truck Lines in Ely for 10 years. She worked for BLM over 16 years.
Joyce is survived by her two sons: John Arthur Yelland (Linda), Winnemuca, Nevada. Gilbert Raymond Yelland (Barbara), Sandy, Utah,; grandchildren; Jeffrey Leavitt (Becky), Battle Mountain, Nevada, Jenny Ziemer (Tom) Winnemucca, Nevada, Rae Jean Alpaugh (Stan), Winnemucca, Nevada, Joe Andrus (Candice), Saint George, Utah, John Wayne Yelland, Sandy, Utah; 8 great-granddaughters. several nieces and nephews and her dear friends Rennell and Martha Barney of Ely.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, brother, her beloved husband, John, an infant son and a grandson; Jared.