Audrey Joyce Keenan

Born: Friday, July 24, 1925
Passed: Monday, September 4, 2017

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Audrey Joyce Keenan, 92, of Rockford, passed away September 4, 2017, at Highview in the Woodlands, Rockton, Illinois. Born July 24, 1925, in Rockford, the daughter of Harry and Mildred (Moffatt) Carlson. Joyce was a life-long Rockford resident graduating from West High School in 1943. She worked at Sundstrand Machine Tool during the war. On May 14, 1947 she married Leo E. Keenan, her high school sweetheart and the love of her life. Joyce was active in Broadway Covenant Church, supporting its library and circles. She enjoyed her Tuesday bowling league at Don Carter Lanes for over 30 years. In retirement, Leo and Joyce loved to travel, and spend time at their cottage on Lake Ripley in Cambridge, Wisconsin.
Joyce is survived by sons Steve and Bill (Deb) all of Rockford; grandsons Brad (Jen) Keenan of Chaska, MN, Dave (Tammy) Keenan of Moorhead, MN, Jeffrey Keenan, Matt (Kelli) Vipond, all of Rockford, and Chris (Nickie) Vipond, of Volo, IL; five great grandsons, and three great granddaughters. Predeceased by husband, Leo; son, John; daughter-in-law, Mary Keenan; and sister, Virginia Chalman. The family would like to thank Highview's staff for many years of compassionate care, and Northern Illinois Hospice for their kind assistance.
Private family services at a later date. Memorials to Broadway Covenant Church, 3525 Broadway, Rockford, IL 61108 or the Alzheimer's Association, 402 E. Plaza Dr., Carterville, IL 62918.

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  1. Karen Winquist

    Steve, Thinking of you! Your love and attentiveness to your mom was remarkable and never wavered. Blessings and love to you and your family.

  2. Susan Hurley

    We loved caring for Joyce at Highview in the Woodlands. She was always so positive and cheerful. She had a beautiful smile and a wonderful laugh. She loved music so much and was humming until almost the end. She had a lovely family that really loved her. It was a pleasure to see them when they came to visit. Such love and dedication were a tribute to the wonderful mother that she must have been. We miss her but know that she is in a better place. She has blessed us with her presence. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

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