Joyce Ashbrook Streater, 79 of Hurst, passed away Sunday, August 15, 2021 in Bedford. She was born February 13, 1942 in Rosenburg, Texas.
Joyce grew up in Sweeney, TX, graduating from Sweeney High School. She lived & worked in Houston for various companies before meeting Gerald in Bay City, TX. in 1967. They married in Bay City, May 30, 1969, lived in Dallas before moving to Hurst in 1972. She loved sewing & “digging in the dirt.” Flowers were her passion (after her kids & grandkids), a love passed from her mother who was a florist until her death. She was a loving “Mum Mum” (the name Gunnar gave her when he started to talk) to her Grandchildren (Gerald had a sense that they were more ‘special’ than he was.). Joyce loved attending Chris & Kim’s sports events when they were in Junior High & High School.
She is survived by her Husband, Gerald Streater; Son, Christopher; Daughter, Kimberly McKnight (Scott); Grandson, Gunnar McKnight & Granddaughters Arabella McKnight & Aislynn Streater; Brothers, Victor; Glen (Mary Ann); Aunt, Ruby Dennis. Nieces, Dawn, Mandy & Season Ashbrook; Nephew, Skye Ashbrook; Cousins Nancy Reindel, Connie Sheffer, Rick Deiss, Shawn Dubiel & Bill Dennis.
Preceded in death by her Grandparents, Oscar & Ella Schmidt, Mother, Hazel “Billie” Ashbrook, Step Father, Wayne Ashbrook; Brother, Jerry Wayne Ashbrook, Sister-in-Law Susan Ashbrook and Uncle, Bill Dennis, Sr.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church, Bedford. www.fumcbedford.com For those unable to attend services, the service will be live-streamed for your convenience. Just before the service is to begin, please follow the following link: https://fb.me/e/PUQGEx0v
Joyce loved the beach and felt at peace there enjoying the quiet solitude of the sound of the waves and the Gulf breeze in her face. She requested that her ashes be spread at Matagorda Beach near her home town.
In lieu of flowers please make a gift to your Church or favorite charity in Joyce’s memory.
Chris, Kim & Gerry are especially grateful to you who expressed your love to them through your prayers and kind words by reaching out in person, email, or by text. Thank you.
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