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Joyce E. Clarke

Joyce E. Clarke

Joyce E. Clarke



Joyce E. Clarke passed away peacefully at her home in Ashland, Ore., on March 18, 2009, after a long battle with heart disease. Her family was by her side.



Joyce was born in Tujunga, Calif., on Feb. 25, 1931, the second of three children of Justin H. and Grace E. Trundy. Joyce attended school in southern California and later moved to San Francisco, Calif., where she quickly developed a network of friends.



Through one of these friends, she met her future husband, John C. Clarke, MD, on Valentine's Day 1953. They were wed on November 21st of that year, and they celebrated 55 years of happy union in fall 2008.



She is survived by her husband, John; her children, Christopher, Kevin and wife Rhonda, Leo and wife Betsy, Paul, Amy and husband Larry; and six grandchildren, Harrison, John, Elliott, Oliver, Theodore and Ruby.



She brought grace and joy and wit to this world, and she will be missed by all.



No formal ceremonies are planned, but a celebration of Joyce's life will be held at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Ashland Hospice, 1970 Ashland St., Ashland, OR 97520.

Arrangements by Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland.

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