Joyce Marie (Granger) McNamara

CADILLAC — Joyce Marie (Granger) McNamara, of Cadillac, and formerly of Evart for 15 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital. She was 73.

Joyce was born on Dec. 31, 1942, in Newberry, to Daniel and Hazel (Chambers) Granger. Joyce entered into marriage with Peter McNamara Sr. and the couple spent 37 years together until his time of passing. She loved spending time outdoors camping and fishing. Joyce enjoyed a game of horseshoes. She especially loved the time she spent with her family.

Joyce is survived by her four children, Pete (Juanita) McNamara, Jim (Bev) McNamara, Wendy (Jack) Wilds and Tammy McNamara-Sherlock; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; numerous brothers and sisters; and many other loving family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter McNamara, Sr.; and her parents.

A memorial service and luncheon will be held on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, from noon until 4 p.m. at Hinton Township Hall in Lakeview. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the funeral home towards Joyce’s services.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at The family is being served by the Hitesman-Holdship Funeral Home.