Joyce Lee (Van Norman) Ashby, 80, of Grants Pass, Oregon, passed away after a long battle with cancer and congestive heart failure on December 26, 2021. Joyce graduated from Turlock High School (and later taught at the local middle school), and received her Bachelor’s degree from Humboldt State University, as well as her Master’s Degree from San Jose State.
Joyce is survived by her loving spouse of 32 years, Marvin Ashby, her four children, Eric, Ryan, Jason and Juliana. She had 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Joyce is predeceased by her parents, LeRoy and Eva Van Norman, and her sister, Judy Williams. A memorial service will be held at Turlock Memorial Park on April 29 at 2 p.m..
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Susan G. Komen foundation in Joyce’s name to help “end breast cancer forever.”