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Obituary: Joyce DeBolt Nolan

Joyce DeBolt Nolan

Joyce DeBolt Nolan

Joyce DeBolt Nolan, born March 24, 1941, made her journey to heaven on Nov. 10, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.

Joyce was born in Penn Yan, N.Y., and graduated from DeSales High School in 1958. She worked for the New York Phone Company (Verizon) until she retired in 1994.

After retiring, she began a job that she felt she was born to do as the 911 data coordinator for Seneca County, N.Y., from which she retired in 2012.

She lived in Waterloo, N.Y., until 2012, when she fulfilled her "bucket list" wish and moved to Arizona to be with her children.

Joyce loved the Lord, lived for her family, was a generous friend, and a stranger to none. She especially enjoyed the Yankees, all sports and casino trips ("sisters' days").

Joyce is dearly missed by her family who describes her as a rock. She is grace; she gave her all for her family, and she meant everything to them.

Joyce is survived by her children Jeff (Oggie) Nolan, Kathy (Richard) Melendez, Deb Nolan and Tracey (Dwight) Peters. She also is survived by her sister Janice (Ed) McGuigan; her brother Gary (Gwen) DeBolt; her brother Ralph DeBolt; and her life sister Janet DeBolt, as well as several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who were the light of her life; and her grand-dog, Jeter, who was constantly by her side.

Joyce was predeceased by her parents, Kenneth Francis DeBolt and Mary Ellen DeBolt (Tobin); her brother Carl "Butch" DeBolt; and her husband of 53 years, John F. Nolan.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Hospice Family Care, 100 E. Sheldon, Prescott, AZ 86301 or the American Cancer Society, (928-526-3800) 2724 E. Lakin Drive, #9, Flagstaff, AZ 86004.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 16, 2013, at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303. S. Cortez St., Prescott, Ariz. A private burial will take place to reunite Joyce with John at the Prescott National Cemetery.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with final arrangements.

Please visit to view and sign Joyce's guestbook.

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