Born:October 2, 1931

Passed Away:March 25, 2014

Location:Sun City, Arizona

Recent Obituaries

Myron Harrison Bailey

Born: March 1, 1927   |   Passed Away: October 18, 2017

Juana Y De La Rosa

Born: December 27, 1926   |   Passed Away: October 17, 2017

Delila Mae Peters

Born: January 15, 1944   |   Passed Away: October 15, 2017

Joyce Elizabeth Bruton


Monday, March 31, 2014 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. Best Funeral Services 9380 West Peoria Avenue Peoria, Arizona 85345


Graveside Service

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 10:30 A.M. National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona 23029 N. Cave Creek Road Phoenix, Arizona 85024


Click Here For Directions to Best Funeral Services

Condolences for the family may be offered at

8 Memories to “Joyce Elizabeth Bruton”

  1. Stacey Turner says:

    Thinking of you during this time of sorrow. We have many loving memories of our Aunt Joyce. My favorite was staying wih her and Uncle Roy for the summer of 1978. We also talked about their quick trips to Yellowstone with aunt Lillian and our mom. Another fun memory we shared was the times your family would come to salt Lake and we’d go to Lagoon.
    Martin, Cassandra, Debra, Stacey, Becky

  2. Sharon and Jim Dubik says:

    Dear Cousins, We have no words that will lift the pain from your hearts. Please know how deep our sorrow is and how much love we send to you. Aunt Joyce was a vital part of our lives, and the love she had for family ensured that the link between the Virginia Turner/ Basso family and Arizona Turner/ Bruton Arizona families remained strong. We all take comfort knowing she is reunited in Heaven with her beloved husband, Uncle Roy, and family members who were waiting for her. I smile when I think of all the fun card games Aunt Joyce and Mom are organizing!

  3. Darlene Shepherd says:

    My dear West Coast family. As my sister Sharon stated about Aunt Joyce being a vital part of our lives, I feel the same. She was a great Aunt in every sense of the word. She made sure we always had the connection between our families and regardless of distance we were able to be close and love and respect each other. We also got so excited if the Bruton bunch was coming east and always had such a great time. She and Uncle Roy were the best hosts ever. I will always remember her soft, sweet voice with all her compliments and positive thoughts, and the unconditional love she showed that we should have for our family. Life was not always easy for her, but she always made the best of it. I will miss her so much. Love to all the Brutons.

  4. Lois Basso says:

    I loved the times we were able to spend with Joyce and Roy when they would come to visit Lillian. It was a joy to be around them. We miss them but there is comfort in knowing that Joyce is with her departed familiy that she missed so dearly.
    It was a blessing to have known Joyce.
    May God comfort your family during this time of loss.

  5. Rose Lyons says:

    I was always so proud to have “Aunt Joyce” & “Uncle Roy” in my life. They shared so much with us and always made us happy. Aunt Joyce was so thankful for her sister, Lillian (my Mother) and her Mother (my grandmother). Her love for us, her family , her children and esp. the love for her husband will forever be precious in my heart. Her giggles with Uncle Roy talking would always leave me thinking… what a beautiful love they shared! Aunt Joyce, I love you and am so happy to know you have joined Uncle Roy once again.

  6. Diane Turner says:

    Sorry to hear about your loss I did not know her as much as I wish I had got to know her but I remember my Dad would allways talk about her and Lillian. And a few years ago I was able to get together with her and family and just being with her the time I was I seen how she was a wonderful and caring person. My heart goes out to all of you at this time.

  7. Pat Basso says:

    I was blessed to become part of Aunt Joyce’s family when I married her nephew Mickey. I grew to love her very much. I would use the southern term Steel Magnolia to describe her. She was caring and soft spoken, always the voice of reason. But behind that soft voice she had a strength that she used to get her way and that kept her going through the terrible tragedies and burdens that life placed on her. I will forever think of her as a Steel Magnolia. She will be greatly missed.

  8. Audrey Lyons says:

    So sorry to hear of Aunt Joyce’s passing, I will always remember how sweet and kind she and Uncle Roy were when they would come to visit. I still have the blanket she knitted for me when I was a baby. Wish we could be there to pay our respects. Sending our love to all her closest family.

Back to Obituaries