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Joyce H.
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October 17, 1934 – November 16, 2018

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Obituary for Joyce H. Bump (Howes)

PARISHVILLE – Mrs. Joyce H. Bump, 84, a longtime resident of George Street, peacefully passed away Friday morning, November 16, 2018 at the home of her loving caregivers, Jim and Johnnie LaRue in Dekalb.

Joyce was born October 17, 1934 in Potsdam, the daughter of the late Walter and Helen (Hinman) Howes. She was raised in Parishville, where she graduated from Parishville High School. On December 18, 1955, she married Floyd L. Bump, Sr. He predeceased her on June 1, 1981.

Joyce was the owner and operator of the Cedar Lodge on White Hill in Parishville for many years. Prior to that she worked for a time at Potsdam Hospital and the Dugway Tavern in Parishville. She was a member of the Parishville Rescue Squad and the Parishville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. Joyce was also an honorary life member of the Sylvan Falls Hunting Club and the Center Riding Club. She enjoyed being outdoors hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and picking blackberries. She also enjoyed knitting and bowling.

Joyce is survived by her children and their spouses, Vickie and Mark Crump of Winthrop; Cheryl and Dean Wilson of Parishville; Donna and Donald Fox of Prattsburgh; Floyd Jr. and Lois Bump of Potsdam; and Randy and Arlene Bump of Parishville. She is also survived by her 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Joyce was predeceased by a daughter, Valerie L. Putney on July 14, 2017 and a brother, Georgie Howes.

Friends may call Monday 10:00 am – 1:00 PM at the Donaldson-Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam, where funeral services celebrating her life will be held at 1:00 PM with Pastor Jim LaRue, officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Parishville.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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When Monday, November 19th, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Donaldson ~ Seymour Funeral Home
4 Cedar Street
Potsdam, NY 13676

Service Information

Monday, November 19th, 2018 1:00pm
Donaldson ~ Seymour Funeral Home
4 Cedar Street
Potsdam, NY 13676

Interment Information

Fairview Cemetery - Parishville
County Route
Parishville, NY