Joyce Springer Darnton passed away on August 17, 2018.
Joyce was born in Arlington, Virginia on June 6, 1932, to Lewis and Nelda Springer. She was raised in Arlington, graduating from Arlington High School in 1950. Four years later she graduated from The College of William and Mary with a major in mathematics.
Joyce married Donald C. Darnton in 1954. They have two children, Randy and Rebecca, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. In addition to being a mother and homemaker, Joyce spent many years teaching mathematics. As one of her young students said, “Mrs. Darnton could you learn anything.” She and Don have lived in California, Michigan, Ohio, Washington, Utah, Pennsylvania, Missouri, West Virginia, and Virginia.
Joyce loved cooking and produced delicious meals from her kitchen to the delight of her family and friends. She also loved to sing in choral groups and to sew. Joyce was active in her church and in local women’s organizations, including 45 years in PEO. Her family and friends will remember her for her beautiful smile and kind spirit.
A memorial service for Joyce will be held at the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 2:00pm. Any donations may be made to the Samaritan Fund of Windsor Meade, 3900 Windsor Hall Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23188.
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