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Joyce Ruth Hinse

May 28, 1943 — February 26, 2023

Joyce Ruth (Hendrix) Hinse was born on May 28, 1943 in Lawton, Oklahoma to Spencer and Arlene (Walker) Hendrix. She went to her heavenly home on February 26th, 2023 in Oklahoma City.

Joyce attended and graduated from Fort Cobb in 1961. She then continued her education at Haskell Institute focusing on business and graduated in 1964. She was nominated for football homecoming Queen while attending Haskell. Joyce started her career in business in Washington D.C. working at the BIA headquarters. She then moved her family of three to Dallas, Texas and became an EEOC investigator. Later she moved to Oklahoma in 1975 as an EEOC supervisor. In 1979, she transferred to Phoenix, AZ and continued working with EEOC. Later, when her parents became ill she moved back home to Oklahoma and continued her work with EEOC. She retired from the federal government in 2004.

She was a proud and involved member of the Caddo Nation. She served as the 1961 Caddo Nation princess. She later became the Vice Chairman and Council Member from 2004-2008.

Joyce married the love of her life, Andre Hinse, on June 29, 1985. She raised a loving family and was a devoted mother of two daughters, ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Joyce loved to learn and enjoyed many different activities. She participated in Pampered Chef, Prairie Quilters Guild, Stampin' Up, Gold Canyon Candles, Amway, Watkins, and Toast Masters, among many, many others. She enjoyed entering any completed projects in the local and county fairs. Joyce was part of the Native American Indian Women's Association, the Federally Employed Women's Association and was an active member of the First Caddo Baptist Church in Fort Cobb. She will be greatly missed by many, as she touched many lives with her generosity and kindness.

Survivors include:
Spouse: Andre Hinse of the home
Daughters: Colleen Ryan Fierro of Tempe, AZ
Salina Hinse of Fort Cobb, OK
Daughters by Marriage: Karen Halter of Scottsdale, AZ
Jennifer Hinse of Phoenix, AZ
Nieces: Margie Rico of Oklahoma City, OK
Beatrice Johnston of Oklahoma City, OK
Tamara Francis of Norman, OK
Loretta "Pie" Yellowfish of Guthrie, OK
Nephews: Dion Francis of Oaks, OK
Spencer Francis of Oklahoma City, OK
Grandchildren: Gary "Chris" Fierro, Alex Fierro, Austin Fierro, Junior Fierro, Alexandria Shoopman, Desirea Shoopman, Tommy Halter, Grace Halter, Bethany Hinse, Lance Hinse
Great-Grandchildren: Grant Fierro, Nash Fierro

Preceded in death by: Parents: Spencer and Arlene (Walker) Hendrix; Sister, Mary Pat Clark

She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.


Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 3, 2023
First Caddo Baptist Church, Fort Cobb, OK

Wake Service: 6:00 p.m., Thursday, March 2, 2023
First Caddo Baptist Church, Fort Cobb, OK

Interment: Friday, March 3, 2023
Fort Cobb Cemetery, Fort Cobb, OK

Visitation: 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Wed., March 1, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Thurs., March 2, 2023
Ray and Martha's Funeral Home, Anadarko, OK

Under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home
Anadarko, OK
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, March 2, 2023

9:00am - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Ray and Martha's Funeral Home Anadarko

1115 South Mission Street, Anadarko, OK 73005

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Wake

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Starts at 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral

Friday, March 3, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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Burial

Fort Cobb/Oak Grove Cemetery

Highway 9, Fort Cobb, OK

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