October 23, 1940 – July 7, 2019
Joyce, 78, passed away at her home on July 7th, 2019. She was a resident of Colorado Springs for 60 years, after being raised in Denver. She was the owner/operator of Keepsakes Packrats Inc.
Joyce was born on October 23rd, 1940 to Charles Alexander and Annabell (Powledge) Lobb in Alamosa, Colorado.
In 1958 she graduated from South High School of Denver, Colorado.
She married George Waterhouse in 1961. On April 12th, 1975 she married Lynn Douglas Fuston, in Colorado Springs.
Jo had an incredible love and interest in all animals. She was never without a best dog friend, and often would binge ‘Animal Planet’ with her grandson on a rare day off work. She cherished and loved spending time at Lutheran Valley Ranch. She had a bleeding heart and was passionate about serving those in our community. Volunteering was dear to her; serving at the American Cancer Society, leader with Boy/Girl/Cub Scouts, and helping in all of her children’s schools.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, with countless volunteer hours, including serving as the Chairman of Social Ministry board for over 35 years.
Jo wore many hats over the years; certified massage therapist, special education aid, security and cook for Palmer High School, and various positions in many other D11 schools.
She found her niche in the Estate Sale industry, where she became a pioneer and expert in her field. Her incredible work ethic, compassion, knowledge, and character was seen in creating, owning and operating Keepsakes Packrats Inc. for the last 33 years.
Jo is survived by her 4 children: Ken Waterhouse (Carole), Kevin Waterhouse (Lisa), Chris Waterhouse (Kris), and Catherine Fuston (Joe Walker); by her eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild; foster son, Robert Hasselstrom; “sister” Helen Illian (Jim); many “adoptables” calling her Mom/Auntie; and numerous friends that she treasured. She was extremely proud of all her family, bragging about them frequently.
A memorial will be held at 2pm, on Wednesday, July 24th at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 846 E. Pikes Peak Ave., with reception to follow.
Memorials in Jo’s name may be made to: The Wild Animal Sanctuary, 2999 Co Road 53, Keenesburg, CO 80643 or The American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd., #100, Colo. Spgs., CO 80909.
Leading by example, Jo will be remembered for her strength of overcoming life’s challenges, genuine compassion, contagious positivity, and endless sass.