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Joyce Willamine Hood Duran

May 6, 1940 — May 17, 2023


Joyce Willamine Hood Duran

Joyce Willamine Hood Duran was born May 6, 1940 to George and Edna Hood. She left this life on May, 17, 2023. A tribal elder of the Southern Ute Tribe. In 1959, she married her high school sweetheart Rudy Duran. She was a teacher for 39 years, grades K-5th. Joyce received her Bachelors and Master's Degree in Education from Adam State. She loved being a teacher and having a family. Joyce was a Carmelita of St. Ignatius parish. Her passion in life was her devotion and dedication in her faith and love for the lord. She enjoyed a long retirement in Ignacio where she liked playing the slots at the Sky Ute Casino. Joyce served on the Museum Board for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. She was a loving mother to her three boys, John, Michael, Rudy Jr. and a grandmother to her two grandsons Jesse and Dakota. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, George and Edna Hood, sister Loraine, and husband Rudy Sr. She will be missed by all.

There will be a Rosary at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 26, 2023 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Ignacio, with Mass following at 10:00 a.m. and burial at Ignacio East Cemetery.

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Past Services


Friday, May 26, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

St. Ignatius Catholic Church

15449 CO-172, Ignacio, CO 81137

Rosary before Mass at 9:30 a.m.

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