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Joyce Grace (Pellar) Putnam

December 16, 1929 ~ October 21, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Joyce Putnam Obituary

Mrs. Joyce G. Putnam, aged 93 (December 16, 1929 to October 21, 2023) longtime resident of Bowie, Maryland by natural causes. Born at the start of the Great Depression, Mrs. Putnam’s passing ended a long life as a devoted wife and mother that spanned decades of change in America.

After WWII and college, she entered the technical workforce with Vitamin Products Company, one of the first leaders in organic vitamin supplements decades before they became commonplace. Her work at Vitamin Products led to a lifelong love of nutrition guided by the philosophy “Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.”

Preceded by her late husband, Mr. Wayne A. Putnam of 55 years; she is survived by her only child, Mr. Lee W. Putnam and his wife, Ucheoma Akobundu, of Woodbridge, Virginia.

The family kindly requests that only close family and friends attend the services.





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November 4, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A.
1411 Annapolis Road
Odenton, MD 21113

Celebration of Life
November 4, 2023

1:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A.
1411 Annapolis Road
Odenton, MD 21113

Interment Services Will Be Private


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