Davis, Joyce E., Saginaw, Michigan


Our loving wife, mother, and Grandmother Joyce E. Davis, 75, of Saginaw passed away Friday, May 18, 2012, at the Cartwright Hospice Residence, after a battle with cancer. Joyce was born on June 13, 1936, in Marinette, Wisconsin. She married Earl F. Davis Jr., her loving husband of 47 years, on September 11, 1965. Joyce was an LPN for St. Luke’s Hospital for over 25 years. After her retirement from the hospital, Joyce worked for Heartland Home Health Care. Surviving besides her husband Earl are two daughters, Joy (Todd) Schneller of Saginaw, Julie (Chris) Beechler of Merrill; four grandchildren, Anna (Joshua) Miner, Christopher Beechler Jr., Sawyer Beechler, and Katherine Schneller; brother, Roger (Joyce) Nicklaus; one sister-in-law, Kahren (Tom) Pilon; three brothers-in-law, Charles (Len) Davis, Jerry (Pat) Davis, Walter (Barb) Davis, and several nieces and nephews. Parents, Carl and Mildred (Botzau) Nicklaus, and sister, Janet Nicklaus preceded her in death. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Bethany Ev. Lutheran Church, 5105 McCarty Road, in Saginaw Township. Pastor Mike Nitz will officiate. Friends are welcome to visit from noon until the time of service at the church. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Bethany Ev. Lutheran Church or the MLS Foundation. Memories and sympathies of Joyce may be shared with the family on her Obituary page at wakemanfuneralhome.com