106 West Main Street
P.O. Box 146
Phone: 906-475-4631
Fax: 906-475-5561


Wednesday, December 5th, 1928 - Friday, December 21st, 2018
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Joyce Rogers Pavicic, 90, of Malton Rd., Ishpeming, passed away peacefully Friday afternoon, December 21, 2018 at the Eastwood Nursing Center, with her loving family by her side.

Joyce was born December 5,1928 at her grandmother’s house in Palmer to Russell and Lila (Hill) Rogers, and lived in Negaunee (Cornish Town).

She attended Negaunee schools then moved to Detroit in 1945 and worked at M.T. Rubber toward the end of World War II. She then moved to California in 1952 where she met and married her husband John Mike Pavicic. They were married for 51 years. Joyce worked for Safeway Stores in California for 35 years as a checker, book keeper, trainer and retired in 1981. She also attended night school and received a diploma from Berlitz School of Languages.

Joyce enjoyed the horse races at Santa Anita Park when her and her husband lived in Arcadia California, and then later after moving to Redondo Beach, she loved daily walks on the Strand with her many friends. She also enjoyed going to Las Vegas and traveling back to Michigan to visit family. She loved to crochet and made beautiful slippers she gave to all her family and friends. In her later years, she often made all kinds of cookies to give out to family and friends and almost everyone else she knew!

Joyce was very much a social butterfly and made friends easily - her compassion and generosity for others was always apparent. She will be greatly missed by many.

Surviving is her daughter, Joni (Phil) Gleason of Ishpeming; a son, John Pavicic of Gwinn; 5 granddaughters: Jacquelyn (John) Laitala of Appleton WI, Jamie (Derrick) Magnuson of Ishpeming, Christine (Kyle) Scott of San Dimas, Victoria & Rianne Pavicic of Lake Elsonore, Ca.; one grandson, Derek (Tracy) Larson of Pheonixville, PA.; two great granddaughters, Lyn & Kasey Magnuson of Ishpeming; one great grandson, Haiden Pavicic of Lake Elsinore, Ca.; a sister, Darlene Nelson of Ishpeming, two step-grandchildren, Ryan (Annette) Gleason of Negaunee and Taryn Gleason of Ishpeming; many nieces and nephews; and a special nephew, Dennis (Tanja) Stanaway of Ishpeming who tended to her regularly with visits and outings. Joyce also leaves behind many close friends all across the country.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Pavicic; parents, Russell & Lila Rogers; grandparents Geo & Minnie Rogers; grandmother, Senia Wournenen; three sisters: Shirley Doucette, Joan Stanaway and Marilyn Gidlund; a nephew, Buzz Doucette, and a special friend Manual Sanchez.

Honoring Joyce’s wishes, memorial services will be held at a later date. Interment will be in the Negaunee Cemetery.
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Ella Stulz

Posted at 11:28pm
When Joyce moved to Lost Creek all our lives were enriched. She was always patient, kind and generous. Joyce was easy to talk to and a good listener. She gave us slippers and cookies along with tales of her life and her family. Joyce missed her home and friends in California but soon settled in with her loving family in the Marquette area. Joyce loved her family. She often mailed cookies back to her friends in California, she made friends with the post office worker at the post office and was soon taking her cookies when she was mailing packages. We were sad when she moved away. Some days Joyce would call and tell either Kathy or me she was coming back for a visit. We would notify all of the other residents she visited with in the evenings at the puzzle table, have the coffee ready at one of the lobby tables waiting for her and her assortment of cookies. I cherish those visits. Joyce is one of the residents we often talked about and wished had never moved from Lost Creek. May Joyce rest in peace.

Tanya Stanaway

Posted at 09:29am
Joyce was like a mother to me. I remember the time when Denny and I were in Redando Beach, she took my hand when we were crossing a busy street. She said: "These California drivers are so fast". Denny and I stopped at her home often and sometimes even couple times a week. She sure has a lot of stories. She also was my Spanish language teacher and every time when she called she greeted my in Spanish. Rest in peace Aunty.

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