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DOVER-FOXCROFT - Joyce Hews, 84, crossed over to the next life on May 4, 2016, surrounded by the love of family and friends. She was born Hazel Joyce Hill in Garland, Maine, on August 14, 1931, the daughter of Harold and Hazel Colbath Hill.

She was predeceased by her husband, Paul E. Hews; daughter, Julie Ann Hews; granddaughter, Mary Jo Hews; and great-granddaughter, Ashley Carson. She is survived by her daughter, Paula Hews and children, Gordon Engstrom II, wife, Daniela and son, Benjamin; Brian Engstrom; Samara Engstrom Ambrosio, husband, Christian and children, Tenzin, Ronin and Aviana; her son, Chris Hews Sr., wife, Rosemary and children, Marney Johnson, husband, Chris and children, Patrick, fiancée, Crystal and daughter, Miranda; Daniel and Cody; Chris Hews Jr.; Andrew Hews; Adam Hews, wife, Maureen and daughter, Samantha; and her daughter, MaryAnn Hanners, husband, Shawn and children, Matthew Bjork, Olivia Bjork and Travis Hanners.

Joyce attended Foxcroft Academy, Class of 1950, and was a Rose Award recipient. People fondly remember her as a clerk at the A&P; a past president of the Mocutoc Club and as an insurance agent. Along with Paul, Joyce owned and operated Pat's Dairyland for 17 years, as well as, Hewey's Café for 9 years. Joyce also enjoyed working as a home healthcare giver until she retired at the age of 70.

Always an avid seamstress and quilt maker, her most favorite "hobby" was her grandchildren, whom she dearly loved.

In 2004, she moved to Southern California, for the third time, where she was treasurer of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She always said her two favorite places: Maine and California were too far apart.

In 2007, she relocated to Roanoke Rapids, NC, where she resided with the "Hews Clan" until 2015. Upon returning to her family home in Dover-Foxcroft, ME, she was able to revisit many familiar places and people.

A graveside memorial service will be held this summer in the family plot at Pine Grove Cemetery.
Published on  May 7, 2016
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