Joy Lou DuBose
Aspen CO, Colorado
Joy Lou DuBose, 82, passed away peacefully at her home in Fort Worth, Texas, after a long battle with lung and Alzheimer’s diseases, on May 24, 2008, surrounded by her loving family.
Joy was born Dec. 20, 1925, in Winters, Texas, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Ray Grimes. She attended high school in Crane, Texas. After graduation she moved to Fort Worth and worked for an oil company. She then lived for several years in the Orient in such places as Jakarta, Indonesia, Siam and Singapore. Upon her return to the U.S., Joy met and married the love of her life and husband of 52 years, James S. DuBose.
Joy was a member of the Aspen Community Church.
Joy’s primary focus in her adult life was making a safe and beautiful home for her husband, children and grandchildren. One of Joy’s gifts was her love of art, home decor and gardening. She planned, decorated and landscaped homes for herself and Jimmy in Fort Worth and Aspen. Joy treasured opening these homes to her family for many meals, holidays and vacations.
Joy dearly loved spending full summers and lengthy winters in her second home in Aspen. Her love of the Rocky Mountains extended to skiing, hiking and Jeep trips.
Attending classical music programs was a special pleasure for Joy. She loved the Aspen Music Festival, Fort Worth Symphony, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera and other classical music events.
Joy was predeceased by her parents, her brother, James Neal Grimes, and her beloved dog, Lucy. She is survived by her husband, James “Jimmy” S. DuBose; her daughter, Gwynne DuBose; her son and daughter-in-law, James “Jim” E. DuBose and Tori Adams; grandchildren Christopher James Keyland (and wife, Brittany), Kathryn Joy Keyland (and fiance, Chris Roberts), Anna Adams DuBose and Jamie Adams DuBose; nephew, James Grimes, and wife, Cathy; a large extended family; and many dear friends in both Fort Worth and Aspen.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends consider a contribution in Joy’s memory to Glenda Dawson Donate Life-Texas Registry, Texas Department of State Health Services, P.O. Box 149347-Mail Code 1939, Austin, TX, 78714, or Alzheimer’s Association, North Central Texas Chapter, 101 Summit Ave., Suite 300, Fort Worth, TX, 76102.
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