She is a resident of St. Charles. She is retired from the City of St. Charles School District where she worked as a reading specialist and in the area of special education. Joyce took up watercolor painting as a hobby but has recently been entering shows and competitions where she has won several awards for her painting and photography. She is a signature member of the St. Louis Watercolor Society and a member of several artist guilds. Her work has been shown at St. Peters Cultural Art Center, Dardenne Praire City Hall, The Pratt Cancer Center, Creative Arts Gallery, and Florissant Civic Center. She recent was recognized as a winner in the annual national AAUW art contest.