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JOYCE PETERSEN Joyce Simpson Petersen, 88, of Boulder City, passed away April 3, 2012. She was born Aug. 4, 1923 in Aubrey, Texas. In 1946, she moved to the Washington, D.C. area and began her Federal career as a management intern for the U.S. Department of the Navy. She held progressively responsible positions in the Navy, Army, Air Force and Treasury, where she was selected to serve a Congressional Fellowship. When she retired in 1979, she headed an office which had staff direction over civilian Coast Guard employees for certain personnel management programs. After retirement, she worked first for the Smithsonian Institution and then as a consultant for McClure Lundberg. She moved to Boulder City in 1984 to rejoin her husband, Conrad Petersen. Joyce held a degree in public administration from American University and was chosen by their faculty to be a member of their chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha. In the Washington, D.C. area, she had been president of the Customs Toastmistress Club, Worthy Matron of an Eastern Star Chapter, and was active in both the Business and Professional Women's Club and the American Association of University Women. Her Boulder City activities had included Lend A Hand Board member, Boulder City Hospital Auxiliary Executive Board member, during which she served as president twice, Boulder City Hospital Trustee, Boulder City Women's Club president, member of the Boulder City Community Club, the DOES and P.E.O. Chapter K. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Simpson; grandson, Lee, his wife, Susan; great-grandson, Christopher Strong; and nephews, J.M. "Mike" Adkins, Bradley, Jeffrey and Kingsley Petersen, and Stephen and David Van Asdale. She was a member of Grace Community Church, 1150 Wyoming St., Boulder City, where there will be services at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 12.

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