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Joy Claire Morgan McElroy Reil


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Joy Claire Morgan McElroy Reil Obituary
JOY CLAIRE MORGAN MCELROY REIL

A Service will be held on Friday, July 15, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, here in Chico, for Joy Claire Morgan McElroy Reil. Joy passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2011. She was 85.

Born September 28, 1925 in Dunsmuir, CA to Halvar and Jessie Morgan. She graduated Chico High School in 1943 and graduated from Highland Nursing School in Oakland, CA in 1947.

She was a nurse in the Chico area for 50 years; working at Community Hospital and the E.R. department.

She married Harvey McElroy in 1945. They had 50 great years together until his death in 1996. She remarried in November of 2000 to Albert Reil of Berry Creek, CA.

She was a very active member of the First Baptist Church in Chico for 60 years or more. Joy was also a member of the Chico Elks Lodge, where she enjoyed RVing.

Joy is survived by her husband, Albert; children, David McElroy (wife Gail and grandson, Andrew McElroy, Donald (wife Barbara); step-children, Alan and Barbara Reil, and a sister, Mary Lynn Anderson of Oroville. She was preceded in death by her other sister, Marjorie McNair.

A Visitation will be held Thursday evening, July 14, 2011 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Bidwell Chapel.

Condolences can be made online at wwwBidwellchapel.com
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on July 12, 2011
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