• Memorial Service

    Oct 3, 2020, 10:30 AM US/Central

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Alex Pollard

Joy S. Pollard

June 22, 1939 - September 21, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Joy Smiley Pollard. Please share your funny & serious stories, memories, and photos here as we remember and celebrate our Joy. We'd love to hear when and how you met Joy and favorite memories or wisdom Joy bestowed upon you. A memorial service...  see more

On Monday, September 21, Joy Pollard, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away at the age of 81 after a brief fight against brain cancer.  Gladys "Joy" Pollard was born on June 22, 1939, in New Hampshire and lived in North Hampton, NH, until graduating high school. Fiercely independent and always up for adventure, Joy moved to California and briefly worked as a flight attendant for Pan Am Airways, then moved back to...  see more
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  • Alex Pollard
    This past weekend, we honored Joy by planting this gorgeous Burr Oak memorial tree. It is located at the Arlington Tennis Center. How appropriate as Joy spent days of her life doing she loved, playing tennis. In her later years, she then got to watch her...  more
  • Alex Pollard
    Below is the slideshow video shown at Joy's memorial service.
  • Alex Pollard
    A memorial service honoring Joy will be held Saturday, October 3, at 10:30 a.m. at Fielder Church, with Pastor Jim Parks officiating. The church is located at 2011 S. Fielder Road, Arlington, TX, 76013. The service will be in the small chapel on the...  more
  • April Davis
  • April Davis
    Joy was my mentor and trainer when I started UT. There was nothing that Joy couldn’t do or fix. She gave me so much in so little time. She forced me love peaches and cottage cheese lol. I thought I didn’t like cats but Joy made me embrace them. I now...  more
  • Megan J Klein
    Joy was a dear friend of my mother, Sarah Rowland. She and my mother worked together almost 30 years ago at UT Southwestern. She was the most incredible person, friend and spirit for my mom. My mom was very ill and battling breast cancer while working...  more
  • Donna Richardson
    I was one of Ms. Joy's caregivers at the hospital. She was feisty and fun! I fell in love with her and her kids. I am sorry for your loss but rejoice in a life lived to the fullest.
  • Alex Pollard
    From her sister Judy -
    "My sister was strong and determined to make a difference in her life and her many abilities made that clear. Her energy and determination to succeed controlled her. She was talented, intelligent and beautiful from the...  more