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Joy Gertrude Upson

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“Chris, Caroline and MaryAs you know your mom was a beautiful person inside and out. I feel so blessed having to get to know her. You are all in my...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Micahel Braun - Grand Rapids, MI

“Rest eternal grant unto Joy, Oh Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her. May she rest in Christ's peace. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Daniel & Mary Brewer - Granger, IN

“ChrisIn my thoughts Chris.Former office roommate.Tammie ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: A friend


4 of 8 | Posted by: Tammie Miller - Wyoming, MI

“No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Jeanne Klein

“Chris, again so sorry for your loss. I think back at the times your mom visited at the company headquarters and the great spirit she always had....Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Chris, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. It was an honor to get to know your Mom and for all the wonderful Joy stories you shared...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Connie Rush - Hastings, MI

“Chris, you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts at this difficult time. The adventures you had with your mom will be memories to cherish...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Sue Fiebig - Sparta, MI


Joy was born on December 6, 1924 and passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

Joy was a resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan at the time of passing.

Joy was a 1947 graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Il.

Visitation will be at Monday, October 22 at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church in East Grand Rapids (1815 Hall St. SE), with the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Saugatuck, MI.

Memorial contributions can be sent to Right to Life of West Michigan or the Kent County Humane Society.

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