Joyce B. (Slade) Ameden, 91, life-long resident of Bondville died Saturday morning, July 21, 2018 at Grace Cottage Hospital following a long illness. She was born February 2, 1927 in Jamaica, VT., the daughter of Robert B. and Hazel I. (Lackey) Slade. Joyce received her early education at the Rawsonville & Grahamville schools. She graduated from Chester High School and went on to receive a Bachelor of Education degree from Castleton State College. Joyce was an elementary school teacher at the Grahamville and Dorset schools until she married Alwin W. Ameden on August 6, 1948 at the Bondville Methodist church. She worked with her husband in the operation of his caretaking business along with raising her family. Joyce enjoyed square dancing, was a member of the Mountain Home Grange, served the town of Winhall as a School Director, a member of the Beautification Committee and also assisted with establishing the Winhall Veteran’s Memorial. Joyce enjoyed gardening and the beauties of nature, especially the birds- She also enjoyed watching Wheel of fortune & Jeopardy, her puzzle books, and cherished time with family and grandchildren. Joyce is predeceased by her husband Alwin and her siblings Ora Slade, John Slade, and Ola Balch. She is survived by her children Nancy Oakes and husband Robert of Bondville, Randy Ameden and wife Teresa of Bondville, Ron Ameden and fiance Debbie Nadeau of Jamaica, and Robin Ameden of Jamaica; six grandchildren Tim Oakes, Amanda Ameden, Jared Ameden, Angeta Ryan, Ritey Kenney, Andrea Ameden; three great grandchildren Kevin and Shawn Oakes, and Addisyn Ryan. At Mrs. Ameden’s request there are no calling hours- There will be a graveside service at the Bondville Cemetery on July 26, 2018 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joyce’s memory may be made to Grace Cottage Foundation or the Winhall Fire Department, in care of Brewster-Shea Funeral Service P.O. Box 885 Manchester, VT 05255. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Brewster-Shea Funeral Service in Manchester.
At Mrs. Ameden’s request there are no calling hours- There will be a graveside service at the Bondville Cemetery on July 26, 2018 at 11:00am.