Joyce Livengood Bock


Joyce Livengood Bock left the loving arms of her family to be in the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on March 2, 2013. Joyce was a lifelong citizen of Lockhart, Texas, and a descendant of the town’s early settlers. She was one of five daughters born to James E. and Marie Swearingen Livengood.

Joyce attended and graduated from Lockhart High School. She worked for a time

with the  Blanks Grain Company and the City of Lockhart prior to marrying Edgar A. Bock on Nov. 16, 1957. Joyce and Edgar spent 41 years together prior to his death in 1998. Her lives with Edgar, and her memories of being the wife of a cotton farmer, were her treasures.

Joyce loved animals and especially loved her cats, many of which were rescues. Even when she didn’t have a kitty of her own, she would make sure and leave cat food on her back porch for any stray that might pass by and need a meal.

Joyce’s sense of humor was legend among her family. The highlight of many birthday parties was reading the birthday card she had given. She had a knack for finding the funniest cards and giving them at just the right time. We will miss her sense of humor and seeing the twinkle in her eye.

Joyce was preceded in death by her sisters, Edith Marie Satterfield, Margaret Beaver and Rebecca Gassenmayer. She is survived by her sister Gail Livengood Robinson, five nieces, two nephews, and a loving group of eight great-nieces and four great-nephews, all of whom will miss her more than words can say.

Family received friends at McCurdy Funeral Home from 5 – 7 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2013. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at McCurdy Funeral Home in Lockhart. Interment to follow at Lockhart City Cemetery in Lockhart.

Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644, (512) 398-4791.


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