Joyce Stahl

Published 3:05 pm Monday, January 4, 2016

Joyce Greenwood Stahl, of Port Arthur, died Monday, December 28, 2015. She was born on the 7th of January, in Morgan City, Louisiana, to Zoe Forgey and Claude C. Greenwood.
Joyce was raised in Morgan City, Louisiana. She was educated at L.S.U. before graduating from Spencer’s Business College in New Orleans, Louisiana. Joyce married Selby W. Stahl in Houston in 1957 and moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she graduated from the Technical Vocational Institute as a nursing assistant and licensed nurse. She worked the majority of her career as an executive secretary and nurse. Joyce lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico for forty-three years and joined various community programs. She was a charter member of the New Mexico Animal Humane Society, volunteer of the year for Placitas Animal Rescue, spent eighteen years volunteering for animal control for the Police Department in Bernalillo, New Mexico, and served on their chambers of commerce. Joyce volunteered at the local hospital, Sandoval County Tourist Center, and was an avid member of American Legion #69.
Joyce moved to Port Arthur in 2000 to care for her mother, who lived to be 101 years old. She joined St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in 2001 and was active in Ministries For Seniors, The Homebound, and Altar Society. She served on the board for Catholic Charites and was an active volunteer at Altus Hospice. Joyce also volunteered at the Hospitality Center, Christus Southeast Texas St. Mary Hospital, and Groves Senior Center, and she was an Ombudsman for the state of Texas in the area on aging. She was active in Hospice of Texas and Retired & Senior Volunteer Program. Joyce was an avid member of the Red Hat Society and American Legion #7.
Survivors include her niece, Iris L. Caine of Port Neches; nephew, Dale Clotiaux and his wife, Eileen, of Florida; best friend, David Gardner of Bernalillo, New Mexico; and loving pets, numerous cousins, friends, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Selby Stahl; son; and two sisters.
A Memorial Mass for Mrs. Stahl will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 7, 2016, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 211 Hardy Avenue, Nederland, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Cremation arrangements were handled under the direction of Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Stahl’s memory to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 211 Hardy Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627, Placitas Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 724, Placitas, New Mexico 89043, or to a charity of one’s choice.
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