Joyce M Spring

May 4th, 1926 to April 20th, 2018

Joyce Marilynn Maes Spring, 91, of Port Huron, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 20, 2018.

She was born May 4, 1926, in Carsonville, Michigan, to the late John and Mary Maes.

Joyce met her sweetheart Eldon on Pearl Harbor Day, December 7, 1941. They wed on May 6, 1944 and were married for almost 74 years. Joyce and Eldon's love for each other was apparent to all. Their love wasn't just long-lasting; it grew deeper each day. Eldon and Joyce lived in Port Huron, Michigan, until 1981, and retired to Anna Maria Island, Florida, where they spent 30 years walking on the beach and enjoying time together. In 2011, they returned to Port Huron to live closer to family.

Joyce had a deep faith and a close relationship with God. She and Eldon shared daily devotions and prayed for each family member by name and for others who were on their hearts. Joyce was a member of the Port Huron Wesleyan Church and First Church of the Nazarene Bradenton. Joyce taught Sunday School and sang in both church choirs. She was an excellent homemaker, and she loved to host friends and family, cook, sew, crochet, read, and play table games. Eldon and Joyce shared many special trips together, including the Holy Land, Europe, South America, and a Caribbean cruise.

Joyce is survived by her husband, Eldon; her children, Pastor Jerry (Bonnie) Spring of Clarksville, TN, Judith (Larry “Bud”) Grinder of Port Huron, MI, and Deborah (David) Ingalls of Stanley, NC; beloved grandchildren, David (Kristy) Spring, Jeremy (Heather) Spring, Andrea (Andrew) Paul, Karen (Dr. Beau) Dowden, and David and Sarah Ingalls; adored great-grandchildren, Tyler, Gabriel, Jacob, and Isaac Spring, Casie and Camden Paul, Brynn, Mallory, and Grant Dowden; precious newborn great-great granddaughter, Adelina Spring; a brother, Dr. Wayne (Jolene) Maes of Coralea, New Mexico; and many special nieces and nephews. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. John and Mary Maes.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in the Lakeport Wesleyan Church, with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Jerry Spring will officiate.

Burial will be in Croswell Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 1616 59th St W, Bradenton, FL 34209, designated for missions, or to Colonial Woods Missionary Church, 3240 Pine Grove Ave, Port Huron, MI 48060, designated for the library.

Arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. To send condolences, please visit


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