Joyce came to Nederland after meeting her husband in Hawaii where she had worked at Pearl Harbor in retail. He, was a submarine sailor from Nederland, Texas and Joyce was from San Antonio so they had a lot to talk about. They came back to Texas and married in 1975 at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio. Their first daughter, was born at Tripler Army Base in Honolulu Hawaii. In 1979 they came to Nederland where Joyce went to work again in retail at Woolco and later JC Penney. Our second daughter, Kayla was born in 1987 at Mid Jefferson Hospital in Nederland. Joyce enjoys 2 grandchildren and is now she enjoys retirement with her husband. They enjoy time in their RV up at Sam Rayburn from time to time to camp and fish.
Last March sitting at home I was seeing all the pleas on television encouraging people to volunteer at the food bank so I thought, why not, surely there would be something I could do there to help out. Since that time, I have loved every minute from working with Ms Mary at the School Tools campus and helping with a distribution of both Food and school supplies. Seeing how excited and appreciative the families and children were made every single hour helping out well worth it. I also love the family and senior food boxes at the main campus. The staff and other volunteers I have met over this past year, and work with make it a very pleasant experience for me.