Joyce Constance Bird

79, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones at home in Santa Barbara. She was born to the late Francis John and Dorothy Maud Carter on January 10, 1935, in Woodford Essex, England.

She met her late husband Michael Bird and married in Hoddesdon Hertfordshire, England, on March 26th 1960. Michael and Joyce then moved to America with their daughter Deborah in 1964. Joyce was loved by everyone and has touched the lives of so many.

She is survived by her two children Scott Bird and Deborah Walters, her granddaughter Sarah Brown and great grand- daughter Kaydence, two brothers, Jack and Dennis Carter, her sister Dorothy Deag, and many other extended family and friends.

The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Cameron of UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Jeffrey Kupperman of Santa Barbara, and all the wonderful extended healthcare providers.

In lieu of flowers , memorial donations may be made to mesothelioma research at; PHLBI, 10780 Santa Monica Boulevard suite 101, Los Angeles CA 90025 or to: Assisted Home Hospice Foundation, PO Box 60135, Santa Barbara CA 93160.

Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from Feb. 14 to Feb. 18, 2014