Joyce Ruffra, was born on February 18, 1928, and died on February 2, 2014, after a long and happy life.
She was preceded in death by Joe Ruffra, her loving husband of 46 years.
She is survived by her three children, Mike, Robin (married to Marc Leftwich) and Peggy (married to the late Jeff Lehman); and her grandchildren, Erin, Blayre, and Justin Leftwich, and Winston Lehman.
She was intellectually curious her whole life, and was an incredibly dynamic and energetic woman well into her eighties. Her passions included history, animals of all kinds but especially beagles and cats, art, reading, and the great outdoors. She could literally find philosophy in a rock.