Joyce Ward Plochere
Joyce Ward Plochere of Long Beach, California, passed away at Community Hospital on June 3, 2013 after fighting a long battle with cancer. Born in Oxboro, Minnesota, she graduated from Central High School and for two years attended The University of Minnesota
in Business Administration. Joyce worked as an administrative assistant for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 40 years where she earned recognitions for her skills and service. She enjoyed traveling and was an avid skier. She was a dedicated volunteer for many St. Mary's Foundation charity events and for other organizations. Joyce is survived by her devoted sister, June Scaramucci Gault; brother, Glenn Ward; daughters, Marjorie Rukavena and Michelle Plochere,and nephews Terry, Gregory, Scott Ward, and niece Glenice Nashlund. She will be missed by many. She is preceded in death by her sister, Lucille. The family requests no flowers or contributions and appreciates all the support given by numerous dear friends and relatives.Services will be private. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.