Joyce Halley

Joyce Halley, 78, of West Des Moines died March 29, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, in the Winterset Cemetery. A luncheon will follow in the South Shelter House in the Winterset City Park. Memorials may be directed to the family for a later designation.

Joyce Joan Engelking, daughter of William and Sarah (Priske) Engelking, was born Jan. 31, 1941, in Hardin County, Iowa. She graduated high school and continued her education at Drake University, obtaining her Bachelors in Music. Joyce taught elementary school in Iowa for a number of years before returning to Drake to obtain her law degree. Joyce was united in marriage with Charles “Ray” Halley in Washington, D.C., in 1990. She worked in Washington, D.C., for the Department of Treasury for many years before retiring with Ray in Myrtle Beach. Joyce was active in the Des Moines Community Theatre before moving to Washington, D.C., co-founded the Twin Beach Players Theatre Troupe in Chesapeake Beach, Md., and was active in the Women’s Group of Des Moines upon her return to Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Sarah Engelking; husband, Ray Halley; two children, Hans Green and Julia Green.

She is survived by her two daughters, Anne Green of Washington, D.C., and Pauline (Brian) Hartley of Fort Worth, Texas; three grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and many other family members and friends.

Arrangements are being handled by Caldwell-Parrish  Funeral Home, Winterset Chapel. Online condolences  may be left at