Date of death: Jan. 2, 2018. 70 years young

Joyce Ann (Smith) Bruner passed away peacefully in Lexington, Missouri Jan 2, 2018. She was 70 years young. Joyce was a Social Worker for Bent County.

She excelled in her chosen profession and was a pioneer in changes for the betterment for human services for entire state of Colorado.

Joyce was an excellent and devoted mother to her two children and husband Norman.

She was born in Leon Iowa and graduated valedictorian in high school. Joyce is survived by her brothers Garland, Marvin, Randy, and Rodney; three grandchildren; and her remaining son Keith (K.C.) Bruner.