The family of Joyce Madeline (Seeley) Gilson announces her passing on March 23, 2010. Her three children were by her side. Joyce was a very independent woman who touched the hearts of everyone who knew her. Upon meeting Joyce, most people immediately fell in love with her sense of humor, friendly spirit and her caring nature. Joyce selflessly raised her children to ensure they grew to be responsible, caring, independent adults. She taught them family first and tolerance through her example. Joyce enjoyed tending her small garden, traveling, cooking and most of all, visiting with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Joyce will be missed and her family's grief will forever be secondary to the joy she spread by just being herself. Joyce is preceded in her passing by her mother, Della Seeley and her father Samuel Seeley. She is survived by her children Jamie Vellani, Michael E. Welch, Joel E. Welch, her sister Barbara, Brother Roger and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, stepchildren, nieces and nephews. Joyce's spirit, love and caring will impact her family and friends for generations. Her smile, generosity and caring have made this world a better place for many. Thank you, Mom. With love and a smile, Jamie, Mike, and Joel Graveside services will be held at the North Turner Cemetery, Saturday, March 27 starting at 2:30 PM.