Lifelong Delta resident Joyce Elaine Anderson passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Delta County Memorial Hospital.
Joyce was born to Ruth (Shetley) Anderson and Horace Anderson on Dec. 20, 1949, and was the first baby born in the new hospital on Grand Avenue.
She lived in Olathe until 1958 when the family moved to Delta where she attended school and graduated from Delta High School in 1968.
She attended Western State College (Western Colorado University) in Gunnison, Colorado from 1968 to 1972.
She taught at Delta Junior High School (Delta Middle School) from 1975 to her retirement in 2005.
An Anglophile, she went with a friend to visit Britain in and returned in 1981 with her sister Debra for a two-month tour. She loved to read, collected Hallmark Christmas ornaments and loved British sit-coms and mysteries on the BBC.
Survivors include her sister Debra Anderson of Delta, two nieces Elissa Anderson (Josh) Nye, Julia Anderson (Dan) Donohoue, four great-nephews, Beau and Wiley Nye, Rylan and Nolan Donohoue and great-niece Mara Donohoue of Rifle and cousins Randy (Vickey) Shetley of Delta and Mark Shetley of Palm Springs, California.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date but memorial contributions can be made to the Delta County Humane Society, CAWS, TAILS and Hope West Hospice.