Frances Joyce Spencer Santa Cruz
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Frances Joyce Spencer Santa Cruz
  • February 22, 1922 - September 2, 2017
  • New Orleans, Louisiana

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Frances Joyce Santa Cruz passed away peacefully on September 2, 2017 at the age of 95 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be sadly missed. Survivors include her daughter, Cheryl Hauver; grandson, Dr. Terence Hauver and his wife Wendi Sweetland; granddaughter, Erin Hauver and her husband Kenny O’Brien; and great grand-children, Alaina Hauver, Lillian Hauver and Lyla O’Brien. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Deborah Santa Cruz; her son, Ronnie Santa Cruz; and her brother Robert Spencer. She was the daughter of the late Vena Allene Spencer and Andrew Spencer. Joyce was born in Greyville, IL on February 22, 1922, and had lived in New Orleans, LA for the last 60 years. Joyce was an antique dealer and collector of beautiful objects. She loved parades and never missed the Krewe of Thoth parade. She loved music and “danced” often in her final years. Special thanks to the staff of Poydras Home for the loving care given to Mom for many years and to Heart of Hospice for their support.