Joyce Pierson: Billings, Montana.
How Donald and Joyce Met:As high school students, Donald and Joyce met at New Treir High School in Winnetka, Illinois. Serious dating between the two started in their senior year.
They went to colleges at opposite ends of the country, but kept their relationship alive through the separation. Donald sent Joyce letters suggesting articles and books about politics that he thought she should read.
Source: Rumsfeld: A Personal Portrait. pg. 26.
Wedding Date:Donald and Joyce were married on December 27, 1954 in the Methodist church in Winnetka, Illinois.
Joyce wore a long, white, v-necked wedding gown.
- Valerie Jeanne Rumsfeld Richard: Born in 1956. Valerie is a psychologist living in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
- Marcy Kay Rumsfeld: Born in 1960. Marcy and her children live in Chicago.
- Donald Nicholas (aka Nick) Rumsfeld: Born in 1967. Nick is an internet entrepreneur. He moved from Portland, Oregon with his fiancee to the family home in Taos, New Mexico.
Joyce and Donald lived in Oregon, North Carolina, Washington state, and California. They have a ranch in Taos, New Mexico, a home in a Washington D.C. neighborhood called Kalorama, and a weekend house in St. Michaels, Maryland.
Donald: He has an extensive resume that includes serving in the U.S. Navy, Secretary of Defense, serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, investment banking, and U.S. Ambassador.
Source: Chicago Magazine