WRIGHT Joyce

Female 1925 - 2017  (92 years)


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  • Name WRIGHT Joyce 
    Born 5 Jan 1925  Caribou, Aroostook, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    _UID A534302AFCD04F15AA24F61382029B78D1DC 
    Died 27 Dec 2017  Caribou, Aroostook, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • (OBIT: Joyce (Wright) Holdsworth 92, died peacefully in her sleep, December 27, 2017, at the Caribou Nursing Home after a period of declining health. Joyce was born in Caribou, Maine, on January 5, 1925, the daughter of Millard and Althea (Argraves) Rright.
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      Joyce graduated from Caribou High School in 1942. She completed two years at the University of Maine at Orono and the secretarial course at Katherine Gibbs School in Boston, Massachusetts. She began her career as a Civil Servant in the US Air Force in 1955 and served as Secretary to the Wing Commander at Loring Air Force Base for most of her 30 year career. She retired from the Civil Service in 1985.

      Joyce spent much of the next 30 years of her retirement caring for her aging parents and their farmhouse in Caribou. Having grown up on her father’s farm in Caribou, she never strayed too far from her country roots, moving just up the road to the home where she lived until just a few months ago. Joyce was always a strong and independent woman. She occasionally traveled to Central and Southern Maine and Southern New England to visit with family and friends. She was a member of the Caribou Universalist Church, as well as the Ladies Auxiliary at the church, where she held various offices, including President.

      Joyce was predeceased by her parents, Millard and Althea Argraves Wright, her sister, Barbara June Wright of Fairfield, Maine, her daughter, Jane Althea Holdsworth of Newport, Rhode Island and her husband of 26 years, Arthur S. Holdsworth.

      Joyce is survived by two grandsons, Francis (Mico) McGuire of Rutland, Vermont and Edmund (Ted) McGuire and his partner, Micah Salkind of Providence, Rhode Island. A sister, Henrietta Wheeler and her niece, Bonnie Vaughan of Cumberland, Maine and her step-son, Ghent Holdsworth of Caribou.

      In accordance with Joyce’s wishes, there will be no services at this time. A graveside service will be planned for the spring of 2018 at the Evergreen Cemetery in Caribou, where Joyce will be laid to rest.
    Buried Aft 27 Dec 2017  Caribou, Aroostook, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Evergreen Cemetery 
    Person ID I326  Caribou High School class of 1964 deceased
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2022 

    Father WRIGHT Millard Everett,   b. 4 Mar 1900, Caribou, Aroostook, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1989, Caribou, Aroostook, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother ARGRAVES Althea,   b. 9 Apr 1899, Caribou, Aroostook, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1994, Caribou, Aroostook, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married BY 1923  Caribou, Aroostook, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HOLDSWORTH Arthur Sumner,   b. 11 Dec 1921, Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 2005, Caribou, Aroostook, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1945  Caribou, Aroostook, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. HOLDSWORTH Jane Althea,   b. 19 Aug 1946, Caribou, Aroostook, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 2003, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F153  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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