Sharon Gale (Queenie) Joyner

1937 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Sharon Gale (Queenie) Joyner Obituary
Sharon (Queenie) Gale Joyner July 23, 1937 - August 22, 2012 Sharon (Queenie) Gale Joyner, 75-years-old, died peacefully on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at her home in Kernville, California. Sharon's battle with Stage 4 Lung Cancer began in Fall 2010. Her strong will to live, and the love and prayers of family, friends, and many supporters carried her through the last 18 months. Sharon was born on July 23, 1937 in Los Angeles, California to Marie and Orville Marsee. The youngest of 3 children, Sharon in her childhood years was known for her spunk, adventurous personality, and adversity to conventional rules. She possessed a contagious smile and an entertaining sense of humor. Her signature gift of friendliness, shown through her constant smiling, laughter, and joking around, will never be forgotten. During her years at Franklin High School, she met her Sweetheart, Larry B. Joyner, Sr., through the church baseball team. The couple was married on June 28, 1954 at Highland Park Church of God in Highland Park, California. Married for 46 years, Sharon and Larry raised their 2 children, Lynne and Larry Jr. over the years in Pasadena, California, and finally in Alta Sierra, California. Sharon and Larry supported their family and assisted their friends through many business ventures - including, raising homing pigeons for competitions, and the establishment of long-standing, family-owned plumbing and portable shower companies. With a real zest for life, Sharon loved to travel, write, play cards - especially with her children and grandchildren, chat with friends and family, and gamble...just to name a few. Never one to be left behind, Sharon would be the first to join the fun, never needing an occasion to get together and enjoy family and friends. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, and husband, Larry B. Joyner Sr. Sharon is survived by her sister Bonnie Trapp; children: Lynne and Tom Sandlin and Larry and Mary Joyner Jr.; grandchildren: Krystal and Cody Plank, Laurel and Keith Parsons, Landon and Dallas Joyner; great-grandchildren: Abigail, Blake, and Kinley; and many beloved family and friends. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held at the Wofford Heights Elks Lodge at 11:00am on Thursday, August 30, 2012. Sharon always lived by the Golden Rule: Treat others the way you would like to be treated. Do a loving act of kindness, make someone laugh, send a card, give a hug, or say "I love you" to a special friend in her memory. The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support in many heart-felt forms from too many people to name individually, including: Dr. Nguyen, Hospice, family, and friends. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Aug. 29, 2012
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