Joyce Topham Campbell
August 3, 1932 – September 21, 2020
Joyce Topham was born in the UK near Manchester and came to the US as a young bride when she met
an American airman at a local dance. They lived in the UK and in France before coming to the US.
She was born with a “joie de vivre” and infected all she knew with her happy-go-lucky attitude towards
life. She was very proud of her years serving in the US Foreign Service in Kenya, Nigeria, London and
Switzerland. Prior to joining the State Dept. and the Foreign service Joyce worked as a secretary in the
Pentagon and then on Capitol Hill.
Joyce loved spirited conversations around history, politics, philosophy and religion. She enjoyed reading
and all things literary, singing and listening to music. She was a member of Toastmasters and the Eastern
Star and she also enjoyed participating in plays and chorus.
She is survived by her devoted sons, Michael J Himberger and his wife, Judy of Mansfield, MA and Mark
C Himberger with his wife Adele of Milliken, CO.
She is also survived by her loving granddaughters Sarah Byrnes and her husband, Daniel – Yvette
Anderson her husband Robert and her grandson, Matthew Himberger of Colorado. She leaves behind
her great grandchildren Flynn, Gabriella, Jacob, Levi and Trevor.
Joyce is predeceased by her beloved grandson, Elias Himberger, originally of Colorado, Elias’ wife, Tor
Edwards, is currently living and working for USAID in Uganda.
“To know her was to lover her”
Due to the current pandemic, a Celebration will be held at a later date. Anyone interested in
contributing to Joyce’s favorite charity – https://www.sturdymemorial.org/ways-to-give/
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