Betty Joyce Bushore

Published 7:22 am Monday, September 17, 2012

Feb. 22, 1938 –

Sept. 15, 2012

Betty Joyce Bushore, 74, passed away on Sept. 15, 2012, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family at her home overlooking beautiful Lake Seminole in Georgia.

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Joyce asked her family to conduct a private gathering to celebrate her life by sprinkling her ashes across the beautiful waters she loved so much, Lake Seminole. Per her request, there will be no other service held.

Joyce was born Feb. 22, 1938, in Birmingham, Ala., to Elizabeth and Robert Everett. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Steve; daughter, Kim McQuinn; son, Greg McQuinn and his wife, Sue; brother, Robert Everett and his wife, Sandra; sister-in-law, Lin; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Don and Mae; three grandchildren, Lance, Lauren, and Jason; and three great- grandchildren, Tanner, Tye, and Maggie.

Joyce retired from Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Division after 30 years of ensuring that military jet engines had the necessary spare parts to keep them combat ready. She was never one to just sit idle and certainly didn’t enjoy the life of retirement. She had to always be busy. She once indicated, “How many times can I paint the same walls of my house?”

She loved to be around people and could be counted on to talk your ear off. She decided to join the workforce again and spent almost 10 years with Florida Cable and Telecommunications Association. Joyce touched the lives of so many people with her outgoing personality and genuine spirit. Joyce loved listening to county music, fishing, laughing, being with her family, having fun with friends, and playing with her beloved dog, Zoe Zoe. She loved beyond words and will remain always in our hearts.

Cox Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.