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JOYCE MACDONALD


1927 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
JOYCE MACDONALD Obituary
JOYCE MACDONALD (WADDING) May 6th, 1927-November 3, 2013 Joyce passed away surrounded by her family after a very brief illness. She was born, raised and lived for 45 years in Riverside, CA. Her parents were Winnie Alice (Barnett) of Coryell County, Texas and George (Pat) Patrick Wadding of Waterford, County Cork, Ireland. She was predeceased by her dear husband Ralph, beloved son, John Patrick MacDonald and her dear brother, Richard (Dick) Wadding, also of Riverside. Joyce was married in 1947 to John Andrew (Jack) MacDonald, and they had 4 children, Johnny (Linda Dondero), Janice (Patrick Tully), Jill (Ron McCombs) and Jeff (Debbie Wofford). After divorcing in 1960, she raised her children as a single mother, remarrying Ralph E. Russell in 1972. They lived in Long Beach and Lake Arrowhead, CA., traveled extensively: she was active in the El Dorado Women's Club, volunteered at the Long Beach VA Hospital, and both were happy, joyous and free as "Friends of Bill and Lois". Joyce leaves many friends, and her beloved grandchildren, Megan and Mathew MacDonald, Casey and Conner McCombs, and Joey Tully. She will be remembered for her loving spirit and sense of humor at a Celebration of Life, on November 16th at Old Ranch Country Club, in Seal Beach, CA. In lieu of flowers, we request donations to her favorite charities: Lost Dog Foundation/TDA, 1302 W. 43rd St., Richmond, VA 23225, or Wounded Warriors Project, https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org, or Orange County Animal Rescue Coalition, P.O.Box 19393, Irvine, CA. 92623.
Published in Press-Enterprise from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2013
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