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She passed away peacefully on February 21, 2011 after spending the last days of her life surrounded by family and friends and preparing for her next journey. She was born to Pauline and Tom Pryor on November 24, 1929 in her grandfather's home in Collinsville, Texas. Growing up during the Great Depression, she lived the nomadic life of an oil field worker's family that traveled from town to town, never spending more than eight weeks in any school until she reached high school in Fullerton. While attending high school, Joy Dan cleaned toilets before school and worked in a malt shop after school to earn money to attend nurse's training school at Mt. Zion in San Francisco. Her determination to further her education, while overcoming many obstacles, was a hard fought battle on her road to success. Dr. Joy earned a PhD. in clinical psychology and had a thriving private practice in Westwood. She also had a master's degree in nursing, taught nursing classes at UCLA and was the author of several nursing text books. She is survived by daughter, Kathleen Novoa and her husband, Ralph; grandchildren, Crystal Cannon and Brendon Shave; son, Jeffery Graves and his wife, Cyndi; sister, Carole Stakley; and brother, Buddy Jackson. Dr. Joy is preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Mises. Dr. Joy will be missed not only by her family, but by the network of friends that was so important in her life. Burial services will be at Mount Sinai Memorial Park and Mortuary in Burbank on February 22, 2011. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Feb. 22, 2011
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