Born January 1, 1935 in Colome, South Dakota, she was the daughter of Frank and Bertha Bertram. She grew up on a farm south of Colome and graduated from Colome High School in 1952. She was united in married to Vaughn Smith on June 27, 1954. In 1961 they moved to Omaha, Nebraska (Millard)
Joyce was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Millard, Nebraska over 50 years and will be remembered for her loving care of others.
She was survived by children Cathy Koziol of Cotton Wood, Arizona; Dennis Smith of Lincoln, Nebraska; grandchildren Chelsey Bartholomay of St Petersburg, Florida; and David Koziol of Omaha, Nebraska; sister Maxine Larsen of Colome; and brother Larry Bertram of Colome. She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Bertha Bertram; husband Vaughn (1997); son Douglas (2017); and brothers Richard, Allan, Bud, Harold, Willis, Vern, Guy and sisters Lois, Erlene, Millie and Dorothy; and many relatives and friends.
Cremation. No visitation. The memorial service is on November 10, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church at 13271 Millard Avenue, Omaha, NE 68137.
Visiting with the family will be prior to the memorial at 9:30 a.m. services will be followed by a lunch at the church.
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church.