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Joyce Anita Merry

July 5, 2017

Kill Devil Hills – Joyce Anita Merry, 89 passed away of natural causes at her home in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Wednesday July 5, 2017.  Her great-niece and niece were by her side. Joyce was the daughter of the late Edward and Myrna Merry.  She was also predeceased by  two brothers and a sister. She was born in Bismarck, North Dakota but lived most of her life in Williamsville, NY.

Joyce was passionate about dogs and she loved outdoor living- especially fishing at the family cottage in Canada. Professionally, Joyce held a masters degree which eventually led her to a career with the Girl Scouts of America in Buffalo, NY.  She served as director of the organization for many years. Recently, Joyce relocated to Kill Devil Hills to be closer to family members.

Local survivors of Joyce include her great-niece Amy Gaca (Joseph) of Kill Devil Hills; her niece, Merry Knowlton (Don) also of Kill Devil Hills and her great-nephew, Dr. Scott Knowlton (Jackie) of Corolla, NC and Berlin, MD.  Also surviving are many other extended family members residing across the country.

The family’s plans are pending for a memorial service and committal ceremony at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, New York.

Condolences may be expressed via the on-line register at  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.