Joyce Yvonne Stanley October 9, 1936 – November 11, 2022
Celebration of Life
December 17, 2022
Joyce Yvonne Stanley, born on Oct. 9, 1936, passed away in her Tehachapi home on Nov. 11. She was surrounded by her family listening to them laugh and compete with "Jeopardy" and "Wheel of Fortune."
Joyce was the sixth child born to Frank and Elizabeth Ursery, in Kennett, Missouri. She grew up and attended school in Deering, Missouri. She was active in her local 4-H Club. She learned to sew at the age of 9 and won many ribbons at local fairs. She loved working outdoors with her brother Bill and father picking cotton on the family farm.
At the age of 18, she moved to Wasco, California where she graduated from Wasco High School as a proud Tiger, later attending every class reunion.
In 1955, she met her sweetheart, Don Stanley, through her brother, Bill. They were married three months later in Wasco, at her sister, Evelyn's home, on Sept. 20, 1955.
In 1967, she traveled to Tripoli, Libya with her daughters to join Don who had signed on with Occidental Oil Company. They lived side-by-side in Villas with the McCallum Family for two and a half years.
Joyce loved traveling, deep-sea fishing, golfing, sewing, crocheting, playing board and card games, gardening, Nascar, Dodger games and hummingbirds.
She is survived by her daughters, Donna (Matt), and ReNay; grandchildren, Ashley (Robby), Charlissa (John), Jacob (Dawn), and Whitney (Robert); great-grandchildren, Thomas, Abagail, Jayden, Bella, Jack, Millie and Christopher. She is also survived by her brothers, Bill and Donnie (Shirley); sisters, Jean, Lori (Lee), and Gale (Steve).
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Wanda, Ellen, and Evelyn; sisters-in-law, Robbie, Betty, and Norma; brothers-in-law, Jay, Herman, and Norman; and her beloved husband, Don of 54 years.
A Memorial Service was held on Dec. 3, at the LDS Church in Tehachapi. Interment took place on Dec. 5, at the Bakersfield National Cemetery.
Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc. has been entrusted with her care. For condolences, please visit http://www.woodmortuary.net.