JOYCE BARROWS FEIERTAG, 92, beloved wife, mother and grandmother died peacefully at home Thursday, October 27, 2023 in Oklahoma City, OK. Joyce was born July 2, 1931 to Warden K. Barrows and Cora W. Barrows of Detroit, MI. She was raised in Buffalo, NY with her siblings, Majorie , Warden and Robert (Bruce), deceased. She graduated from Cortland College with a Bachelor’s Degree in physical education.
In 1956, she married her husband of 61 years, Bruce Adams Feiertag in Niagara Falls, NY. Bruce and Joyce had 3 sons – James Andrew, William Kent and Thomas Allen. In 1959, Joyce and Bruce lives shifted to Oklahoma City beginning more than 40 years of her community activism. She was a champion of mobile meals, League of Women Voters and as a Mercy Health Center volunteer. She was a devoted member and deacon of Covenant Presbyterian Church where she had many friends.
Joyce was a dearly loved spouse, a cherished mother and grandmother. She is survived by 2 children – Bill, in Oklahoma City, and Jim who lives with his wife LeeAnn in Tallahassee, FL; one grandchild, Steven who lives in Collinsville, and 3 step grandchildren, Ian Carlton White who lives with his wife, Lisa and 2 children, Camryn and Brenna in Florida; Andrew Leland White who lives with his 3 children Melanie, Lawson and Leland in Thomasville, GA; Jessica Ann Sellers who lives with her two children Dorothy and Hitchens in Atlanta, GA.
A service will be celebrated at 2pm on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023 at Covenant Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.