HEMET, Calif. – On January 26, Joyce Eaton Emery passed quietly at home, surrounded and loved by her family, at the age of 87 in Hemet, California.
Joyce was born on August 9, 1933, in Hardwick, the only child of Evert Eaton, proprietor of Eaton’s Meat Market on Main Street. She was a member of the Hardwick Academy Class of 1951. After graduating from Hardwick Academy, Joyce was the only Hardwick Academy graduate to study and receive her R.N. degree from the Deaconess Hospital, in Brookline, Mass. She married her high school sweetheart, Kenneth Emery, and they had two sons, a daughter and many grandchildren. Joyce and Ken divorced, and she made her home in Hemet, Calif., working in local health centers and was an active leader in the First Presbyterian Church of Helmet.