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OBITUARY

Joyce Ann Ferrell

May 2, 1947May 9, 2020

Joyce Ferrell an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend was called by the Lord to be by his side. Joyce passed away Saturday May 09 2020 in Newport Beach, California. Joyce's passing was due to complications from her Ovarian Cancer that she has been battling since 2008. She was a fighter and never gave up. She fought her battle without ever complaining thru all the treatments she had. Our hearts are broken, but our memories and love are eternal. I know she is with the Lord, family and friends.

She was a paper letter writer for years. Once she accepted technology she always enjoyed her mornings emailing the days updates & sending funny photos of inspiration. She was active on several yahoo groups & enjoyed going to the store everyday to greet her people & get her Choco Chill (Mocha Frap) drink. She was funny & enjoyed comedy reruns. She was an amazing cook & shared her dishes with others. She loved going to Vegas regularly to enjoy seeing her daughter & grandkids & indulge in her favorite sport, gambling. She visited Hawaii often prior to 2008 to see her eldest daughter & grandson while visiting every Starbucks as a goal. She almost did.She only complained about having to let the dog in & out of the house. She was a very humorous Lady. She will be missed greatly by all those hearts she touched.

Joyce is survived by her husband Robert, daughters Lisa and Tricia, son Robert Jr., grandchildren Josh, Cassandra, Nicole and Valentine and great grandchildren Saul and Jade. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Hoag Gynecologic Oncology and Hoag Hospital for their support over her final days.

A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held at a later date.

Services

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Memories

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patricia kerr

May 26, 2020

Angel of God, my guardian dear,
to whom God's love commits me here,
ever this day be at my side,
to light and guard, to rule and guide.
Amen.
This is the prayer my grandma said to me before bed every time we spent the night as kids. Now your that Angel mom I know your watching me and will always be my guide and you will always be the light in my darkness , guard me from danger, will always be that voice in my head and you experiences that you shared will help me rule on the decision I make in my life. Thank you for the love you gave to me unconditionally I will always be forever grateful for the forgiveness and life you helped me have.

patricia kerr

May 18, 2020

My mom .....and me....😥😥

Lisa Ferrell

May 17, 2020

If you haven’t ever been to my moms house you may not know , but my mom since back in Sandy, Utah always had a jigsaw puzzle of 1000 pcs or more going.... I remember her talking on “corded wall “ phone making dinner & me & my classmates Would be working on it! Corners , frame were always done 1st , we would all as a family between homework, mom prepping meals , sit at the bar stools & contribute to the puzzle of the week. A few PCs here , a few there... it was one of the family activities we did together or apart but we all contibute to it. After I moved away to Hawaii at 18 I still carried that tradition on ... plus the family meals , the Sunday drives . My mom liked making memories! I’m so thankful she did that , there are so many to reflect on now. But the jigsaw puzzle on the counter top was one of the most memorable as it continued thru the years. Love you mom ! Thank you for instilling in me the “Family times” the simple things that bring us together , weather near or far, it creates memories that will last a lifetime!

Lisa Ferrell

May 17, 2020

Us kids with My moms side of family the Barones , this is when I realized I wasn’t Italian lol , later on in life we found out our heritage from my Mom’s mom, Slovakian . My mom at that time was close with her brothers (Gabe & Angies) daughter Laura. Laura always babysat us when we were there. My mom was so beautiful .

Lisa Ferrell

May 17, 2020

My mom with all of us in Copley (the yellow house as we all called it lol)

Lisa Ferrell

May 17, 2020

My Mom with dad in Cali

Lisa Ferrell

May 17, 2020

All of us kids with Mom

Lisa Ferrell

May 17, 2020

Famous! She was in the LA Times back in Mission Viejo

Lisa Ferrell

May 17, 2020

When I got my baby sister! My mom just came home with her , Tricia , in Copley , I remember this!

Patti Lee Svec

May 15, 2020

The memories that Joyce and I shared were too many to even think about. We shared every day together at St. Mary’s and then every weekend finding something to do that our parents never sanctioned. Yes, we did find our shared of fun things to do, mostly because Joyce always had her Dad’s car. She would always tell her Dad that she needed to be at the library! On to Barberton she would race to pick me up. We did a lot of cruising at the Hungry Eye-loved those onion rings! We spent lots of time dancing at the Fifth Quarter as well as the many Hoban dances. Being with the Ferrell boys and the other Hoban guys from the North Hill area took up most of our time. Having that car was quite the commodity at that time. I went on to College and she continued to work at the Bell. We both worked at the Bell too! She and Bob planned their wedding and I was so excited to be a part of it. What a great couple. Then came the kids. She named her second daughter after me , Patricia Lee-such a privilege. We were such good friends. Once she moved to California, we communicated with the yearly Christmas card. When I think of the many years of friendship with Joyce, I feel overwhelmed. There were so many good times. Rest In Peace, my friend! I know you’re probably up to something even in Heaven! Love, Patti

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Joyce completed her life as an amazing and loving wife and mother. She was not a complainer of life’s challenges but took every day as just another day that God was good enough to let her enjoy making her mark here on this earth.

Joyce was born May 02 1947 in Uniontown, PA. She was raised in Akron, OH until she married. She attended St. Martha’s grade school and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in the class of 1965. Some of her classmates were with her through her entire school career.

After high school Joyce went right to work working LuJan’s on the Tallmadge Circle until she was able to get a Job at Ohio Bell Telephone Co. later to become what we all know AT&T. Yes, she was a long distance operator back when you had to dial an operator to make a long distance call. Some of us will remember that.

Joyce married her High School sweet heart Robert in Sept. of 1967. She and Bob had 3 children, Lisa, Robert Jr. and Patricia. Joyce and Bob raised their family in Copley, OH and enjoyed a little country life. Robert and Joyce moved there family to Utah in 1975 and then to Idaho in 1978. Now there they all were really out in the country even though they still lived in the city of Idaho Falls. They went to rodeos and learned to love country singing. Joyce decided to go back to work and found a job at Tel Answer again answering phones. She picked it up quickly because they were using the old equipment that she had used at Ohio Bell back in the 60’s. And yes she would even take messages for people in Bone, ID because they had no phones. She would then get on a radio and radio the messages to them. Now that’s service.

Moving back to Sandy, UT in the 1985. She was still raising her family and became a Real Estate Agent as her children were getting older and able to be on their own. She and her husband proceeded to buy 12 additional properties and manage them quite well.

Finally her last move came in 1991 to Southern California. That was the beginning of her retirement. She loved Mission Viejo but later moved to San Clemente after her husband retired. Mission Viejo was great but San Clemente was the best. She loved getting into her Mini and driving way down to her grocery store which was only a mile away. She loved her Mocha Frappuccino’s no matter where she was. They were a daily beverage for her. She did switch to a Hot café mocha in the winter.

She battled Ovarian Cancer from 2008 until her passing. She never complained and fought like a champ. She kept the Chemo on their toes. Towards the end she just became weaker in body but was still strong at heart. She touched the heart of everyone she was fortunate to meet. We all loved our Loving Partner, Mother and Friend.

We’ll miss YOU until we see you again. UNTIL THEN.

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