Joyce Tenley

Born in Sand Springs, IA
Born on Oct 4, 1930
Departed on Sep 12, 2020

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Joyce Madeline Tenley passed peacefully at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on September 12, 2020. 

Joyce was born October 4, 1930 to Roy and Marion Slauson in Sand Springs, Iowa.  She had a large and loving family with four brothers and four sisters:  Velma (John) White, Mae (Joe) Gudenkauf, Grace (Louis) Gudenkauf, Harry Slauson, Louis (Juanita) Slauson, Marie (Louis) Stevens, Duane (Jane) Slauson, and Donald (Mary) Slauson.

Joyce married Russell Tenley on April 21, 1951, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They welcomed three children: William (Suzanne) Tenley, Patricia (Dale) McCrea, Clarence (Anita) Tenley; seven grandchildren: Sarah (Andrew) Dorr, Derek Tenley, Rachel (Dan) Rosauer, Kara (Dana) Byrge, Jack (Jesswa) Tenley, and Page Tenley; and eight great-grandchildren: Harrison and Madeline Dorr; Joseph, William, and Marion Rosauer; and Everly, Elyse, and Eden McCrea. 

Joyce was a loving wife and mother and always thought of her family before herself.  She was the kindest person we know.  A celebration of life will be held May 30, 2021.  Family and friends can call the family at a later date for details. 

When I go to Heaven
how marvelous to see
my brothers and my sisters
waiting there for me.

I’ll hug my Mother
and my Dad
a precious moment
to be had.

A kiss from Russell.
It’s been so long.
“Together Again” 
will be our song.

So don’t shed tears
or hang down your head.
Remember the good times
and smile instead.

Joyce Tenley

The family would like to thank the staff of Pennington Square, Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and Above and Beyond for their wonderfully loving and generous care.