Joyce King, who grew up in East Hampton and graduated from East Hampton High School, died on Friday at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Fla. She was 70. Her cause of death was complications related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, her family said.
Ms. King was born on May 15, 1943, in Babylon to James and Muriel Southard. Her husband, Preston King, died before her. For many years, she and Mr. King lived in Hampton Bays.
She is survived by her three sons, James King and Christopher King of Orlando and Preston King of Warner, N.H. She leaves four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
“Joyce will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and cherished friend,” her family said. “She touched the hearts of many and was a true blessing to all who knew her.”
Her memorial service and burial will be at Calverton National Cemetery at 10 a.m. on May 2.
Memorial donations have been suggested to the C.O.P.D. Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Miami 33134.