Deanna “Dee” Grace (Woodward) Joslyn, 80, a long-time resident of Winchester and formerly of Stoddard and Keene died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at Applewood Care Center in Winchester. She passed peacefully while resting after a period of declining health.
Deanna was born the daughter of the late Irma (Bucklin) and Perley Woodward on May 28, 1940, in Franklin, NH. She was educated in Ludlow, VT. and graduated from Black River High School class of 1959.
She worked at the VFW in West Swanzey as a waitress for three years before her retirement in 1981. Prior, she had worked at Douglas Toy in the brushing department for many years and also had her own home cleaning business for several years.
Dee enjoyed reading, going to yard sales, listening to country music, dancing, and attending services at the Church of Nazarene in Keene. She was devoted to her family and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Dee was also community-spirited and was an active member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary in Winchester for forty-two years. The Arlington Grange Post 139 for twenty-three years, Prentice Hill Grange in Surry, Cheshire County Pomona Grange, along with the New Hampshire State Grange and National Grange. Dee was a member of the CB club “The hobo’s”. She was well known for her vast collection of Donald Duck memorabilia. Her joy in life was her family and she was very proud to be a “Big Grandma”.
Ms. Joslyn is survived by her children; Curry C. Joslyn and his wife, Robin of Shapleigh, ME. David R. Joslyn of Winchester and Pamela D. Dunton of Winchester. Five grandchildren; Erin Thayer, Nicholas Dunton, Eric Joslyn, Heather Joslyn, and Jessica Joslyn. In addition, she is survived by; Eight great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Dee is pre-deceased by her brother, Milton D. Woodward who passed in 2003 and her oldest grandson Curry C. Joslyn Jr. who passed in 1982 and a grandson Curry C. Joslyn Jr. who passed on May 19, 1992.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at 10 am. in the funeral chapel. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond Rd. Rt 119 E. Winchester, NH. 03470. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Deanna G. Joslyn to:
American Diabetes Association
260 Cochituate Rd. #200
Framingham, MA. 01701 or to:
American Cancer Society
1 Main St.
Jaffrey, NH. 03452.
All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWWchrshirefamilyfh.com