Obituary of Joyce Picard Houghten Russ
Joyce Sandra Picard Houghten Russ passed away peacefully in Lexington, SC on July 28, 2018. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1944, she is survived by her loving spouse Wayne Russ. Grieving for her as well are her sons from her first marriage, Graham and Jeffrey, and daughter Shelly Wilkie, all of Lexington, their spouses, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Joyce lived a full life always in touch with her sister Patricia Picard Cormier, travel companion and confidante, who was not alone in seeing in Joyce a unique and warm person of empathy and wide interests. Joyce was ever able to converse with anyone on any topic, whether on a bus in Rome or in a taxicab in New York. Longtime resident of Lexington, she made homes previously in her native Connecticut, Ohio and Illinois.
Services will be Friday, August 3, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Edisto Beach, SC.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the SPCA.
Woodridge Funeral Home of Lexington is assisting the family.