JOYCE MAY ACCARDO
January 11, 1949-January 6, 2012
Joyce was born in Gaffney, SC to William Bowman and Fairlane Wyatt on January 11, 1949 and passed away at the age of 62 in Chowchilla, CA with her family surrounding her on January 6, 2012.
She lived in Gaffney, SC for 16 years, then moved to Los Banos, CA where she lived for 21 years, and resided in Chowchilla, CA for the past 25 years. Until she became ill in December 2008 she was the manager at Chowchilla Chevron. For the last 3 years she has battled stage 5 Lung Cancer with strength, courage, and determination.
She will be remembered for her great sense of humor, her kind and loving heart, and the impact on the lives of those who loved her.
Joyce is preceded in death by her loving husband, Ron Accardo; mother, Fairlane Wyatt; and her aunt she adored, Margie.
She was survived by her children-Michelle and husband Clint Minor, Shannon Keys and fiancé Steve Miller, Stephanie and husband Gary Lindblom, Tanya and husband Brian Shambaugh, and Ronny and husband Michael Juarez; grandchildren-Kathryn, Kirsten, Corey, Phillip, Andi, Jacob, Michael, Ethan, Hayden, Dylan, Caleb, and Logan; great grandchildren-Chloe and Kaili; and brother Billy Wyatt.
Services will be on Friday, January 13, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at Crossroad Community Church, 1404 W. Robertson Blvd., Chowchilla, CA 93610 with graveside following at 11:00 A.M. at Chowchilla District Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donation to be made to the Lung Cancer Alliance, P.O. Box 418 372, Boston, MA 02241-8372 or Hinds Hospice of Merced, 410 W Main St., Merced, CA 95340.
Arrangements under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, Merced, CA.