Joyce J. Humphrey, 77

December 16, 2008

AUG. 5, 1931-DEC. 13, 2008

BURKITTSVILLE, Md. -- Joyce Jane Capron Humphrey, 77, of Burkittsville, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro. 

Born Aug. 5, 1931, in Cypress, Ill., she was a daughter of the late Dessie Mae McCoy Capron and Archie Capron of Cypress.

She graduated from St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing in Cairo, Ill., as a graduate nurse in 1952.  She worked her whole career as a registered nurse, and from 1979 until 1997 as a medical/surgical nurse at Frederick Memorial Hospital.


She is survived by her husband of 54 years, retired Air Force Col. Carl H. Humphrey; four children, Deborah Ball of Knoxville, Md., Mark Humphrey of Knoxville, Kimberly Kieffer of Myersville, Md., and Matthew Humphrey of Frederick, Md.; brothers, Archie, Jean, Jerry and George Capron of Cypress; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Michael Humphrey, and sisters, Mary Helen Capron and Donna Canada.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, Middletown, Md. 

Funeral services will be in Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008, at 1 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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