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 –


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3 Condolences

  1. Elaine Goddard on September 29, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    So sorry to her about the passing of your mom, Michael May she Rest In Peace.

  2. Judi brooks on September 29, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    A beautiful story about a very special person. May memories of your Mother’s’ life well lived, bring you and your family Peace.

  3. Darlene on October 2, 2020 at 3:50 am

    I will miss your singing and humming as you walked down the stairs to go do your daily walks. I will also miss all your silly jokes, the sharing of all the things you did in your life. You are absolutely amazing woman! You ALWAYS made EVERYONE laugh and smile everyday. You are missed and will NEVER be forgotten.

    With deepest sympathies to all your family.

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