October 26, 2021
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Joyce Ann (Austgen) Pitre

1941 – 2020

Memorial services for Joyce Ann Austgen Pitre, 79, of Alba, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 22, at Wilson Bartley Funeral Home, Alba.

Mrs. Pitre died on August 10, 2020, in Tyler. She was born July 6, 1941, in Muskegon, Michigan, to George and Martha Lund Austgen. She moved from Grand Haven, Michigan, to Irving, before moving to Wood County in 1974. She enjoyed gardening, taking care of her peacocks, koi fish, draft horses, and numerous other animals in addition to being a Granny. 

Mrs. Pitre is survived by her son, Robert Arbogast and wife Sherry of Grand Saline; two daughters, Gwen Driskill and Teresa Arbogast of Alba; brother, Mike Austgen; sister, Mary Snyder of Michigan, two grandchildren, Garrett Driskill and wife Heidi and Katie Ripley and husband Travis; five great-grandchildren, Max, Kylee, Beau, Blakely and Crew; and numerous other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 48 years, James M. Pitre Sr; brother, George Austgen; and sister Linda Austgen.