Joyce Ann Cash, 69, of Carlsbad,NMpassed awaypeacefullyonSaturday,December 14, 2019,at Lakeview Christian Home.She was born December 16, 1949,in Lakeland, Florida toparents,Shelby Tolbert and Marylin Adams.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service is scheduled for 1:00 PM Saturday, December 21, 2019, at Lakeview Christian Home with Chaplain Terry McKean officiating.
Joyceis survived by her son David RhoadesandhiswifeLisaRhoades;her grandchildren Prestin, Ashtin,Koltin,Justin andhiswife Erin; and her great-grandchild Lincoln Rhoades.She joins her son, Billy Rhoades; her parents, Shelby Tolbert and Marylin Adams; her sister, Danielle Burton; and her most beloved four-legged friend, Max, in heaven.
Joycegraduated from theUniversity of New Mexico with the class of 2005 and received her bachelor's degree in Special Education, all while waitressing at Red Lobster.Shelaterbecamea teacherat HermosaElementarySchool inArtesia, NM. After retiring, she worked as a substituteteacherfor the Carlsbad School district and also waitressed at Denny'sin Carlsbad, NM.
Joyce was a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who loved herfamilydearly.She led a fun-spirited life and had a way of connecting with others that made her many friendships along the way.Joycethought of her grandkidsso intentionallyandconstantly built arelationship with them that would bring lasting memories and smiles to their faces.Joyce will never be forgotten and will stay close to our hearts forever.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Noah's Ark Animal Shelter in Carlsbad, NM 5217 Buena Vista Dr.in honor of her love for animals.
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