Joyce M. Carlberg passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at her home in Turlock, CA. She was 80 years old.
Joyce was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico on January 30, 1938 to Fairell and Eula Bratcher. Raised in Oklahoma, she moved to Hughson, CA in 1949, where she graduated from Hughson High School, Class of 1956. She married the love of her life, Don Carlberg on August 3, 1956 in Hughson, CA.
An intelligent and hard-working woman, Joyce worked in banking from 1956 until 1984. Between 1985 and 1999, she worked as an Administrative Assistant at CSU Stanislaus. In her spare time, she enjoyed bowling and traveling the country, was an avid seamstress and apple pie maker, and enjoyed attending figure skating shows and the Oakland A’s games. She was a member of a city bowling league and an ardent supporter of St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Joyce was preceded in death by her brother, Burnis Bratcher; her sister, Wanda Johnson; and her mother, Eula Bratcher. She is survived by her loving husband, Don Carlberg; her son, Scott Carlberg; her daughter, Kristi (Sam) Broman; her granddaughter, Alex; her brothers, Garland and Ray Bratcher; and many nieces and nephews.
The viewing will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, September 17th. The funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18th. Both services will be held at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock. Interment will follow at Turlock Memorial Park. Following the burial, a reception will be held at 2 p.m. at Turlock Golf & Country Club, 10532 Golf Link Rd., Turlock.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Joyce’s honor to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at www.stjude.org/donate.