HAWARDEN, IOWA ~ A Funeral Service for Joyce Ann Boyer will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 3, 2023, at Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS in Hawarden, with Rev. Joshua Lowe officiating. Burial will be at Grace Hill Cemetery with a luncheon following at the West Sioux High School. Visitation with the family will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, at the Trinity Lutheran Church. The family prefers memorials be directed to American Cancer Society. The Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden is assisting the family. The funeral service will be livestreamed on the Trinity Lutheran Church Facebook page.
Joyce Ann Boyer lost her battle to cancer on July 31st, 2023.
Joyce was born Dec. 15th 1966 in Hawarden, Iowa to Raymond and Barbara McPherson. She attended West Sioux High School and graduated in 1985. She then attended Western Iowa Technical College in Sioux City.
She worked at several banks in the area and Iowa Lamb in Hawarden before opening her own nail salon and then opened Gypsy Soul in downtown Hawarden. Gypsy Soul was established in memory of her daughter, Ashley, who passed away in 2016.
Joyce was an incredibly strong woman, with an unwavering sense of humor. Her friends and family will always remember all of the pranks and shenanigans she would get into. She was always one to stand out in a crowd, and her laugh was absolutely contagious. She was fiercely protective of all of those she cared for and was so transparent about those she loved. She spent a large amount of her free time loving up on her dogs, Sadie, Jack, and Max. If you knew her, you knew you could find her singing karaoke any place karaoke could be found. During the summer months, she loved to be out at her favorite place, Fort Randall, where she found the perfect mixture of peace and fun.
Joyce will be dearly missed by her husband of 28 years, Aaron; her son Jett and fiancé Amelia Stene; mother, Barbara McPherson; siblings, Rick (Deb) McPherson, Brad (Teresa) McPherson, Doug (Erin) McPherson, Larry (Shelly) McPherson; brothers-in-law, Byron (Jane) Boyer, Luke Boyer, Dan (Laurie) Boyer, Bill (Roxy) Boyer; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by father Raymond McPherson; daughter Ashley; grandson Raymond Stout; niece Amanda McPherson; son-in-law Brad Stout; in-laws Benton and Lois Boyer; grandparents Paul and Zita Larson and William and Jessie McPherson.