She was born in Everly, Ia. on Sept. 24, 1931, to John and Selma Klarstrom. Joyce was the youngest of three children.
When she was 16, her family moved to Moneta, Ia. where she met Allen Adams. They were married on Sept. 12, 1948. Together they had seven children. They made their home in the Spencer, Ia. area where Allen worked as a cattleman on various farms.
After their divorce, Joyce met and married Larry Kiley on June 8, 1967, and they celebrated 45 years of marriage. They moved to Chicago, Ill., and then had a son, born in September 1968. Joyce also worked for a short time for the Telephone Company in Chicago. Joyce and Larry later moved back to Moneta, Ia. where she worked in a dry cleaner business.
In 1980, they moved to Seattle, Wash. where she again worked in a dry cleaner business, and Larry worked for Boeing Aircraft.
In 1982, they moved to the Denver, Colorado area where Larry worked for the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons plant and Joyce began childcare for her three grandchildren, Brad, Shannon, and Nick Adams, along with numerous other children as well. She truly enjoyed this stage of her life.
After retirement, they made their home in Erie, Colo. Joyce enjoyed sewing, embroidery, and crochet. She made many wonderful gifts for her family and friends.
Joyce is survived by her husband, Larry G. Kiley of Erie, Colo.; Seven children: Terry (Janet) Adams of Berne, N.Y., William (Leslie) Adams of Brighton, Colo., Judy (Larry) Harnett of Hastings, Neb., Sherrie (Richard) Anderson, of Lincoln, Neb., Allen Adams (son) of Denver, Colo., Kimi Gott (daughter) of Morton, Wash., Gina (Benny) Martinez of Denver, Colo., and Larry (Yoko) Kiley of Westminster, Colo.; 23 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Joyce was preceded in death by both of her parents; her brothers: George and Claude Klarstrom; and her stepdaughter Renn Kiley.
Memorial services were held on Feb. 8, 2012 at the Carroll-Lewellen Mortuary in Longmont, Colo. Internment will be at the Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo.