Joyce R. (Thompson) Mehuren, 85, passed away Feb. 6, 2018, at Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield. She was born in Bangor June 13, 1932, the daughter of Cecil A. and Merle R. (Wright) Thompson.

She is survived by her husband Howard Mehuren of Pittsfield; 10 children from their blended family: Cheryl Herland and husband Bill of Leland, N.C., David Lavway of Brooks, Sheila Woodbury of Greene, Cecil Lavway of Hill, N.H., James Lavway of Hooksett, N.H., Randy Mehuren of Dixmont, Rebecca Nealley and husband Dan of Troy, Robert Mehuren of Unity, Ricky Mehuren and wife Brenda of Dixmont, and Rachel Bickford of Pittsfield; brother, Clifford Thompson and wife Marlene; sister, Priscilla Newton and husband Bruce; 24 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by brother Gerald Thompson.

Joyce and Howard traveled extensively in their RV, visiting every state in the U.S. except Hawaii. They enjoyed a second home in Florida for 18 years. She particularly enjoyed cooking for family and friends and was an outstanding cook. She also enjoyed doing needlework and crafts, and traveling. She was loved by many and opened her home lovingly for family and friends.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 16, 11 a.m., at the Homestead Cemetery, Mehuren Road, Montville, followed by a gathering at the Tri-Town Snowrider’s Club in Morrill.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joyce’s memory may be made to Sebasticook Valley Hospital Auxiliary, 447 N Main St., Pittsfield, ME 04967.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.