On Wednesday, December 4, 2013, Joyce LaNelle Buckelew passed away at her home in Blanco, Texas. Born on January 6, 1934, Joyce graced this earth for 79 years before leaving this world and entering into the Glory Land to be with her lord Jesus Christ. Born to Willis and Ethel Purgason, she is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Buckelew.
Joyce had great love for many things in this world especially children and flowers. Joyce and her husband ran the Big Wheel truck stop in Oak Hill for many years, after selling the truck stop she started driving buses for the Austin Independent School District. She filled her bus routes with her love for children often stating that her favorite routes were those that helped children with disabilities. She moved to Blanco, Texas after retiring.
She is survived by daughters: Sharon Crochet, and Barbara Triesch; son, Ronnie Reeves; and stepson, Jimmy Buckelew. Joyce was also blessed with six grandchildren, Kathy Kalinowska, Cody Triesch, Justin Triesch, Shanna Donaldson, Christy Crochet, and Lindsey Crochet; and five great grandchildren.
The family received friends at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral services followed at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Darrell Ayers officiating. Interment followed at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park.
To honor Joyce’s life and her love of children the family requests that you help a needy family this Christmas!
Condolences may be made at www.cookwalden forestoaks.com.
Arrangements under the care of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home, 6300 W. William Cannon Drive, Austin, Texas 78749, (512) 892-1172.