Obituary for Joyce M. Ottum
February 1, 1925 – June 22, 2023
Joyce M. Ottum, 98, passed away at St. Monica’s Senior Living on June 22.
Joyce was born in Granite, Okla., on Feb. 1, 1925. She was a gifted and talented artist. Her paintings are in many private collections and are also shown at the Racine Art Museum. Joyce was a commercial illustrator and art teacher at the University of Utah prior to moving to Racine. She was one of the founding members of the Artists Gallery of Racine.
Joyce is survived by her sons, Bob (Holly) Ottum and Rich Ottum; grandchildren, Lisa (Bonnie Erwin) Ottum, David (Susan Hernandez) Ottum, and Jessica (Karl Herschede) Zalewski; and niece, Veda Reed.
Obituary and photo courtesy of Purath-Strand Funeral Home.