Ludman, Joyce

Written by David Green.

Joyce Ludman, 70, of Morenci, Mich., died Aug. 1, 2011, at home. 

She was born April 21, 1941, in Adrian, Mich., the daughter of Nathaniel “Nate” and Evelyn (Hedge) Pate.  In 1960, she married Jack Ludman and he survives.

Joyce was formerly employed by Armstrong Heating and Plumbing, Pennington Gas and Malloy Bookkeeping. She enjoyed refinishing furniture, flower gardening and bird watching.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Kevin Ludman and Kirk (and Jenny) Ludman; two grandchildren, Autumn and Wyatt; a brother, Milton (and Doris) Pate; and her uncle, Denver Hedge. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Jack; and her brother, James Pate.

According to her wishes, cremation will take place and a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.  Arrangements were made with J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.

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