Joyce Ann Van Voorst
Last updated 2/10/2021 at 5:05pm
Joyce Ann Van Voorst passed away in her sleep on Jan. 31, 2021 at the age of 84.
She is survived by her son Mark; daughter-in-law Michelle; daughter Joy; daughter Amy; son-in-law Mitch; Don and Donna Kramer and grandchildren Caitlin, Cassidy, Ivan and Casey.
She was a fierce advocate for all things family. She married her high school sweetheart in 1958 and they moved in 1971 to raise their family in the rolling hills of Fallbrook, California. After raising their children, the empty nesters would often be found near their beloved grandchildren attending memorable events in their lives, outings of all kind and the semi humiliating photo shoots with Joyce as the costume designer and Marv as the photographer.
Upon retirement, Joyce and Marv were always on the go. Travel and RV'ing became a passion for them. Don and Donna would be seen waving goodbye from their driveway and their children were often left wondering where their parents were.
Joyce's circle of friends were very important to her. Her friendships dated back decades to her classmates in Inwood, Iowa; Diane her stylist and confidant of close to 50 years; Darryl and Carolyn, former bosses that became life-long friends with may laughs shared over a glass of wine, and many former co-workers and community members.
Upon Marv's passing, Joyce's life got a little quieter and she was always excited about visits and phone calls about her grandchildren's accomplishments and milestones. Slowly, her light dimmed due to the impact of Dementia and she left this world to join Marv in heaven.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her name to the following Dementia/Alzheimer's organization: www.alz.org.