Monica Joyce DeBolt, a long-time resident of Killeen, Texas, passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on January 3, 2019.
Monica was born in Benson, Minnesota on February 21, 1924 to Marcellus Anthony Joyce and Charlotte Louise Graner Joyce. She graduated from Tioga North Dakota High School in 1941 and moved to Denver at the age of seventeen to attend Business College. She married Robert Lee DeBolt in 1950, and together they raised three children in Killeen.
She leaves as her legacy her three children, Roy Leighton DeBolt (wife Pamela St. Clair DeBolt), Janice Joyce DeBolt Hedman (husband Donald Robert Hedman), and Terrence Lee DeBolt. Also grandchildren, Beverly Amanda Marshall Moncrief, Hannah Leah DeBolt Smith, Tiffany Leigh DeBolt Haas, Mary Abigail DeBolt Gamble, Laura Joy DeBolt, and great grandchildren, Marleigh Lauren Moncrief, Slayde Preston Moncrief and Leighton Anderson Haas.
Monica was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee DeBolt, her parents, Marcellus and Charlotte Joyce, her brother, Robert Marcellus Joyce, and her sisters, Helen Janice Joyce Baker and Harriet Murriel Joyce Pederson.
She was a great lover of nature, and enjoyed hiking, canoeing and being outdoors. She was a member of the Pack and Paddle Club in Killeen, and gained some local fame for building a sixteen-foot canoe in her kitchen.
Monica asked that her ashes be spread over her beloved 4D Acres at Stillhouse Lake so that she could enjoy her favorite view eternally. The family will hold a celebration of her life in the Spring so that she can join with the wildflowers that she loved so much.