Joyce Ann (Perry) Larson, 1955-2020

Joyce Ann (Perry) Larson was born in Colby, Kansas on October 28, 1955 to Dean and Betty (Bigner) Perry. On December 26, 2020, Joyce passed away on to a better place at the age of 65.
She grew up with a Navy family, moving and living in several areas of the United States with her three sisters and on brother. During a trip to Wray one summer, she met Joe Adamson, her later husband, at the county fair while still in high school. They eventually married on February 2, 1973, in Chula Vista, California. Her family came to live in Wray during her senior year, where she attended Wray High School. During this union, two daughters were born, Julie Annette in 1974, and Janelle Leigh in 1975.
Joyce moved with her daughters and her parents to several states as her father, Dean worked in construction. During this time, Joyce raised her daughters and worked several jobs. She loved staying busy with animals on the farm, crafting, making cookies and fishing. In 1992, she made her way back to Wray when her parents came back to be closer to the rest of the family. During this time, she met the love of her life, Dean Larson and on December 19, 1992 they were married in Grafton, North Dakota with his family. They made their home in Wray for eight years. At this time, she was delivering the Denver Post and babysitting her grandchildren. Joyce loved getting to watch them grow into beautiful individuals. In 2000, Dean and Joyce made their home Gill, Colorado for Dean’s work at Northern Feed and Bean. During this time, Joyce loved spending time with her dogs, visiting family, and going to town for shopping. Joyce loved anything to do with water whether it was camping, fishing, boating, or just watching the grandson’s fish. Joyce loved to vacation up North with Dean’s family where she was able to bring her grandchildren, along with them. Joyce had great pleasure on their trips to Nogales, AZ to see her daughter, Janelle and her family.
Sadly, Joyce passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 in Loveland, Colorado. She had been battling some health issues and had been on hospice for a while.
Joyce is survived by her husband, Dean, her parents, Dean and Betty Perry of Wray, Colorado; daughter, Julie (Donnie) Jones of Wray, Colorado; grandsons, Brian and Matthew Jones of Greeley, Colorado; Janelle (Brion) Wolfe, grandson, Justin Wolfe and granddaughter, Jordan Wolfe of Hartwell, GA; sisters, Kathy (Tom) Quiggle, Denise (Allen) Zuege, Debbie (Randy) Merritt all of Wray, Colorado; and brother, Stan Perry of Walworth, Wisconsin, along with several nieces and nephews and along with her special little dog, Lindsey.
A Memorial Service was on Monday, January 11, 2021, 10:00 a.m. at the Schmidt-Jones Funeral Home in Wray, Colorado with Pastor Matt Boyle officiating. Inurnment was held in the Haigler Cemetery in Haigler, Nebraska. Cremation was requested.
Memorials may be made to Northern Colorado Hospice. Schmidt-Jones Funeral Home is overseeing the arrangements with special thanks to Javan Jones for all his help through these difficult times. On-line guest book at