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Joy Miller Dell

1929 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Joy Miller Dell Obituary
June 22, 1929 - January 9, 2018 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joy Miller Dell, an amazing woman who could not have been more aptly named. Joy was a true Joy, a woman who loved many and was beloved by all. We will always remember her infectious sense of humor and desire to help others. Born in Toronto, Canada, June 22, 1929, Joy was raised primarily on a farm in East End, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Although she attended boarding school in Azusa, CA, she spent much of her time at the farm with her parents, Bill and Sara Miller and her cherished brother, Buddy. Joy had been a "local" for over 70 years. She attended USC, where she majored in Journalism. She met George Dell, the love of her life, at a Hillel dance when the reluctant George agreed to dance with the vivacious, beautiful red-head. They married after Joy graduated, and remained married until George's death approximately 4 ½ years ago. They were a fun-loving couple who traveled extensively, supported various Democratic causes, and loved entertaining their friends. Family was everything to Joy. In addition to being a loving wife, Joy was a supportive, humorous and kind mother to her girls, and a proud, loving Nana to her grandchildren. Aside from PTA, Girl Scouts, work with Elizabeth Frye Center which rehabilitated female prisoners, work as an activist with the Gun Control Lobby, Joy was the first female Rotarian for the Brentwood Rotary Chapter, Woman of the Year for Brentwood Chamber of Commerce, and was very involved in the expansion of the Brentwood Library. Joy leaves behind her daughters, Adrienne and Gloria (Larry); grandchildren Alex, Jenna, Carlos and Kathryn; nieces Andrea and Julie (Randy), and her devoted and loving caregivers, Christine, Kathleen Terry, and Thelma, who provided tremendous comfort and love. We loved her beyond words, and will find the world a bit less sunny without her presence.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 11, 2018
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