Joyce M. Dukes, 97, passed away October 8, 2013. She was born August 9, 1916 in Meridian and was a life- long Sutter County resident. She graduated from Sutter High School Class of 1934 and attended Yuba College.|
Joyce was a self-employed bookkeeper and kept the books for many local small business owners. She was active in the community in many organizations including a life member of Menzaleh Temple #16 Daughters of the Nile and Fidelia Chapter Order of Eastern Star. She was also active in her children's many activities including Job's Daughters Bethel 256, Camp Fire Girls, Boy Scouts and Room Mother.
She is survived by her son Leonard VanNatta, daughter Joy Hammons; grandchildren: Angela Hammons, Doug Hammons, Dhawn Balderama and James Balderama; stepchildren: George Lewis, Sandra Dukes Reid, Karen Carlton Weegens and Linda Carlton Stoops; 6 great grandchidren, 1 great-great granddaughter; & many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by daughter Glee Greenagle McNair, husbands Harold Dukes and Frank Carlton, sisters Loretta Ullrey, Lavene Young, Dorothy Dixon, Frances Prarat and Betty Parker, and parents Richard and Ada Dixon.
Joyce was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Visitation will be from 12 noon-3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Ullrey Memorial Chapel, 817 Almond St., Yuba City. Services will be conducted at the Chapel on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Lois Black, officiating. Burial will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel.
The family suggests donations in her memory be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817- 2215, or a
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Published in Appeal Democrat from Oct. 10 to Oct. 13, 2013