Joyce Joan Earles

Joyce Joan Earles, 83, of Pearland, TX passed away on April 12, 2024 in Houston, TX.  Joyce was born on October 12, 1940 to Mert and Ada Ford in DeGraff, MN.   Mrs. Earles served her country in the U.S. Air Force and has been a resident of Pearland for over 50 years. She was a strong and loving mother. She loved her time in yard and sitting in the sun. She was never afraid to get dirty from hanging sheet rock to turning wrenches. She would always be willing to help. Even dragging motorcycles back to the house. To know mom all you had to do was take her to a nursery so she could buy plants or flowers, Or Freberg’s to check out tamales and buy some fruit and veggies. She would do anything with you. Even if it was just to sit and see everyone talking and laughing.

She is preceded in death by her parents Mert and Ada Ford; son Keith Larabee; brothers Kenny Ford, Ray Ford, Clifford Ford and Donnie Ford and sister Shirlee R. Kolbinger.

Joyce is survived by her husband of 58 years Robert Earles; daughter Sheri Baubie and husband David; sons Jeff Larabee and wife Beverly, Robert “Bob” Earles, Jr. and wife Sharon, Ronnie Earles and wife Anik and Justin Earles and wife Toni; Brother Harvey Ford and wife Joan of Mounds View, MN. along with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

There will be a Memorial service at 10:00 a.m. on Friday April 26, 2024 at Heights Baptist Church, 1591 CR 144 Alvin, TX 77511, with Pastor Lee officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to or select Minnesota or Texas or send flowers to the church.


  1. Joyce had a smile that let you know how big her heart was. She always seemed happy to see me and that meant a lot. The world will be a little darker without her beautiful bright smile.

    • Thank you for your kind words. Joyce (Mom) will definitely be missed. She was one of the most amazing women I have ever know. We are so grateful that she is no longer in pain. We love her and miss her. Thanks again for your kindness.

      Toni Marie Earles
  2. Sheri, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your wonderful Mom. You all are definitely in my thoughts and prayers.

    Rebecca Barnett

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