BONDVILLE, VERMONT —
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, graduating from Chester High School. Furthermore, 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.
Joyce B Ameden 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 as well as assisting with establishing the Winhall Veteran’s Memorial. She enjoyed gardening and the beauties of nature, especially birds. She enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy, as well as her puzzle books. Joyce cherished time with family and grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Alwin as well as her siblings Ora Slade, John Slade, and Ola Balch.
Joyce B Ameden 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 in addition to six grandchildren Tim Oakes, Amanda Ameden, Jared Ameden, Angeta Ryan, Ritey Kenney, Andrea Ameden as well as three great grandchildren Kevin and Shawn Oakes, and Addisyn Ryan.
At Mrs. Ameden’s request, no calling hours took place – An 11:00am graveside service took place at the Bondville Cemetery on July 26, 2018. In lieu of flowers, make memorial contributions in Joyce’s memory to the 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, Vt.