Joyce Marie Barney, 88 of. Balsam Street, Lake Placid N.Y, Passed away peacefully December 29th 2022 at her home. She was born in Saranac Lake, NY Oct 7, 1934 the daughter of Florence (Rascoe) and Arthur Bowen. Joyce spent many of her years working at the Lake Placid High School, and volunteering for many school activities. Joyce was also a dedicated volunteer for Pet Care of Lake Placid. She is predeceased by her husband, Hoover Barney; three sisters, Marlene Barney and her husband Cal, Carol Blinn and her husband Phil, Helen Pratt and her husband Nate; her brother, Arthur " Archie" Bowen, and her Son in law Stephen Perry. She is survived by her children Cheryl Barney Perry, Debbie Caitlin and her husband Mark, Theresa Bimonte and her husband Matt, Brian Barney and wife Julie, Jason Barney and his wife Amy, and Dana Paul Barney. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Caitlin Barney, Samantha Barney, Taylor Barney, and Madelyn Barney; Four Sisters Donna Hawley, Sharon Gailus Janice kingston, and Violet Geesler. and several nieces and nephews and her two dogs Bella and Brutus. As Joseph A. Seiss so eloquently wrote and Joyce so eloquently lived, "What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world, and lose his soul?" (Mark 8:36). "Better fail a thousand times, and fail in everything else, than to attempt to shape yourself a life without God, without hope in Christ, and without interest in Heaven. No one can afford such an experiment. It will unmake you if you try. It will turn your life into nothingness and your being into an ever-greatening curse. You may think it independent, dignified, and noble, but you can no more succeed in it than you can dwell with devouring fire." Where they that have sown the spirit, shall of the spirit reap everlasting life. Her love of God and Family are reflected in her family. Calling hours will be held Jan 11th from 4pm to 6pm at M. B. Clark, Inc., Funeral Home in Lake Placid, NY. A funeral service will follow at 6pm. Rev. Derek Hansen, pastor of the Adirondack Community Church will officiate. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Tri-Lakes Humane Society, 255 George Lapan Memorial Highway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983. Please visit www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com to share a memory or leave condolences.