Tuesday, June 21, 2016
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Bay Hills Apartment Complex Office Building
600 Bay Hill Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

ASPCA or Cherryland Humane Society


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Cherryland Floral
1208 S. Garfield
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-5761
Driving Directions
Web Site

Flower Station
341 W. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 946-1742
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Life Story / Obituary


Joyce Marie Slater, 64 of Traverse City passed away Wednesday June 8, 2016. She was born on April 15, 1952 to Norman and Irene Pickard.

She was preceded in death by her father, Norman E. Pickard and her life partner Dan Vert.

She is survived by her mother, Irene F. Pickard; daughter, Wendy (John) Gerber; two grandchildren, Hannah and Samuel; two brothers, John (Peggy) Pickard, Joe (Mary) Pickard, many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and many close friends.

A celebration of life will be held from 4pm to 8pm, Tuesday June 21, 2016 in the conference room at Bay Hills Apartment Complex office building.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to one of the following; ASPCA for prevention of animal cruelty or Cherryland Humane Society.

Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guest book and share a message with the family. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.