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Mary Joyce Alford Vorman


AAFA #0251

1926 LA – 2010 MA


Mary Joyce Alford

Junior photo, The Gumbo, 1946 yearbook, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA



Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA—14 May 2010


LENOX—Joyce Alford Vorman of 235 Walker St., Lenox, died Wednesday, May 12, 2010.

            She was born in Lake Charles, La., on April 25, 1926, daughter of Steve and Joyce Powell Alford. She was a graduate of Louisiana State University, graduating at the top of her class with a degree in Commerce. She worked as an accountant in the finance field. She lived in Canada from 1957 to the mid 1980s.

            She was a very active member of the Stockbridge Congregational Church. Joyce was a past board member of Naumkeag, a past board member of the Stockbridge Library, and was active in the Berkshire Botanical Gardens and the Literacy Network.

            Her husband of 50 years Edward, died in 1998.

            She leaves many loving friends, two daughters, Constance Vorman and her husband, David Sloterbeck, of Weston, Vt., and Vanessa Maxwell and her husband, Robert W., of Farmington, Conn.; one sister, Jane Sims, of Lynchburg, Va.; one sister-in-law, Betty Dufrene of Lake Charles, La.; three grandchildren, Duncan, Spenser and Kennon Maxwell, and two step-grandchildren, Oscar and Caswell Sloterbeck.

            MEMORIAL NOTICE: A memorial service for Joyce Alford Vorman will be held at a later date to be announced. There are no calling hours.

            Expressions of sympathy in Joyce's memory may be made to Construct in care of the Birches-Roy Funeral Home 33 South Street Great Barrington, MA 01230, which is in charge of arrangements


In another article:



Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA—17 June 2010


            A memorial service for Joyce Alford Vorman who died May 12, will be held on June 19, 2010, at 3 p.m. at the Stockbridge Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Construct, in care of the Birches-Roy Funeral Home, 33 South St., Great Barrington, MA 01230, who is in charge of arrangements….


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joyce A. Vorman (SS# issued in AZ) was born 25 Apr 1926, last residence Lenox, Berkshire Co., MA.

            We included the obituaries of her parents, Steve A. Alford Sr. and Joyce Powell Alford; and brother Steve A. Alford Jr. in Louisiana Obituaries; of her sister Brownie Jean Alford McElmoyl in Arizona Obituaries; and of her sister Jane Alford Sims in Virginia Obituaries.

            Marriage announcement:



Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA—Saturday, 6 March 1948



            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogies, Descendants of Jacob Alford, b. 1761 NC , John Seaborn Alford 1807 LA, and John Alford (1645–1710 VA) Tentative Genealogy, First Three Generations .

            Her lineage: Mary Joyce 1926 LA1, Steve A. 1892 LA2, Arthur Colley 1869 LA3, Marshall Thomas 1839 LA4, John Seaborn 1807 LA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.