Joyce Y. Lynd

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Joyce Yvonne Lynd, 72, of Charlotte, died peacefully Sunday, July 15, 2018 in Charlotte.  Joyce was born September 30, 1945 in Charlotte, the daughter of Elmer Percival and Alice Elaine (Prescott) Arnold.  She graduated from Bellevue High School in 1963 before earning her Nursing degree.  Joyce married Robert Neil Lynd on April 10, 1965 and the two enjoyed nearly 52 years of marriage until his death in 2017.  Joyce dedicated her career in nursing to serving others, working in several capacities throughout over 40 years.  She worked as an OB and outpatient nurse at Oaklawn in Marshall, 11 years in Lakeland, Florida, and retired from Hayes Green Beach in Charlotte.  In her spare time, she and Robert enjoyed time spent traveling with family, especially visiting the natural beauty of Tennessee and Alaska.  She was an avid crafter, creating treasures of all kinds for her grandchildren.

Joyce is survived by her daughter, Tiffany (Brad) Clarke; son, Ryan Lynd; four granddaughters, Aliah Dingwell, Amanda (Tim) Neitzel, Erica Clarke, and Neva Clarke; three grandsons, Braden Clarke; Alex Dingwell, and Levi Clarke; great-grandson, Caiden Neitzel; great-granddaughters, Reagan Clarke and Addison Neitzel; sisters, Karen (Eugene) Fata and Paula (Stu) Dillin; brother, Tom (Nancy) Arnold; and several nieces and nephews.  She is predeceased by her husband, Robert; and brother, Bryce Arnold.

A memorial service was be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, with Pastor Deano Lamphere officiating. Private interment will took place in Ft. Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Joyce on her tribute page at  The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.