Joyce Elaine Pellegrom, age 88 of Spring Lake, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at American House-Spring Lake. She was born on March 4, 1934 in Benton Harbor, MI to the late Roy and Elsie (Straight) Watkins. Joyce married Matthew Pellegrom on July 23, 1982 in Las Vegas, NV.
Joyce graduated from Three Oaks High School, Class of 1952. She went on to Western Michigan University where she received her Master’s degree in Education in 1966. Joyce loved her 27 ½ year teaching career at Grand Haven Area Public Schools, retiring in 1989.
Joyce was a member of Counterpoint, the American Legion Charles A. Conklin Post 28 Auxiliary, and Friends of District of Spring Lake Library, where she served as former treasurer. Joyce also was a part of several education associations including the M.E.A., N.E.A., G.H.E.A., M.B.E.A., and N.B.E.A. She was an avid reader who loved to play golf, knit, and do aerobic dancing.
Joyce is lovingly remembered and missed by her husband, Matt; step-children, Sue (Kraig) Snyder of Big Rapids, MI, Michael (Robin) Pellegrom of Roswell, GA, and Joseph (Anna) Pellegrom of Grand Rapids, MI; her four grandchildren, Michelle Snyder, Max and Matthew Pellegrom, and Jodi Pellegrom; great-granddaughter, Aubrey Pellegrom; and two cousins.
A Celebration of Life for Joyce will take place at a later date.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Harbor Humane Society or the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation.
Harbor Humane Society
14345 Bagley Street, West Olive MI 49460
Grand Haven Area Community Foundation
1 South Harbor Drive, Grand Haven MI 49417