Joyce Tenley


Joyce Madeline Tenley passed peacefully at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Sept. 12, 2020.

A celebration of life will be held May 30, 2021. Family and friends can call the family at a later date for details.

Joyce was born Oct. 4, 1930 to Roy and Marion Slauson in Sand Springs. She had a large and loving family with four brothers and four sisters: Velma (John) White, Mae (Joe) Gudenkauf, Grace (Louis) Gudenkauf, Harry Slauson, Louis (Juanita) Slauson, Marie (Louis) Stevens, Duane (Jane) Slauson, and Donald (Mary) Slauson.

Joyce married Russell Tenley April 21, 1951, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. They welcomed three children: William (Suzanne) Tenley, Patricia (Dale) McCrea, Clarence (Anita) Tenley; seven grandchildren: Sarah (Andrew) Dorr, Derek Tenley, Rachel (Dan) Rosauer, Kara (Dana) Byrge, Jack (Jesswa) Tenley, and Page Tenley; and eight great-grandchildren: Harrison and Madeline Dorr; Joseph, William, and Marion Rosauer; and Everly, Elyse, and Eden McCrea.

Joyce was a loving wife and mother and always thought of her family before herself. She was the kindest person we know.


When I go to Heaven

how marvelous to see

my brothers and my sisters

waiting there for me.

I’ll hug my Mother

and my Dad

a precious moment

to be had.

A kiss from Russell.

It’s been so long.

“Together Again”

will be our song.

So don’t shed tears

or hang down your head.

Remember the good times

and smile instead.

Joyce Tenley

The family would like to thank the staff of Pennington Square, Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and Above and Beyond for their wonderfully loving and generous care.

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