BAR HARBOR — Joyce Hurley, 79, passed away Aug. 14, 2014, at Mount Desert Island Hospital. She loved spending her final years in Bar Harbor and was especially fond of the ocean, flowers and small-town friendliness she found here.
She was born in 1934 to Bennie and Naomi Jurgensen and grew up in Monticello, Iowa, graduating from Monticello High School in 1952.
Joyce married Bill Schoon and with him had three children — Mark, Michael and Sandra. Later she married Floyd Martin Hurley, and they had many adventures traveling the country together. She worked as a homemaker, secretary, in real estate, and for the Iowa Department of Human Services. Joyce loved reading, bicycling and painting.
She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd Hurley; her parents; a brother, Arthur Jurgensen; an infant brother; and daughter, Sandra Lonas. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Mark Schoon and Melinda Rice-Schoon of Bar Harbor; son Mike of Iowa; brother, Bob Jurgensen of Iowa; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Private family services will be held in October in Bar Harbor. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to two organizations that gave Joyce great comfort: the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609; or the SPCA of Hancock County, 141 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605.