Joy Yeaman Lacorazza, a longtime resident of Vallejo, Calif., and recently a resident of Concord, Calif., passed away Feb. 21, 2012 at the age of 93.
Joy was born on June 10, 1918, in St. Helena, Calif., the daughter of William and Hester Yeaman. She was pre-deceased by her parents; and by her husband of 62 years, John Joseph Lacorazza.
She was a graduate of Pacific Union College and a former executive assistant to the administrator of Kaiser Hospital in Vallejo.
Joy is survived by her daughter, Maria Boele, and son-in-law, Michael Boele; her niece, Adrienne Asher; her sister, Ruth Asher; and many family and friends.
Joy had a gentle soul, a generous and kind spirit, and always thought of others before herself. She had a wonderful sense of humor and often found amusement in life's ups and downs. She truly lived up to her name and was a "Joy" to everyone around her. She will be dearly missed.
Her memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 27, at the Pleasant Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church, 800 Grayson Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523.
Memorial gifts can be made to the
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