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Joyce Forest

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January 10, 1925 - October 28, 2015 Joyce was born in Long Beach, CA to Jack and Nellie Levine on their 3rd Wedding Anniversary, in 1925. She grew up in Long Beach, as the older sister to June Girard, she also enjoyed reading and playing the piano. After high school graduation she went to UC Berkeley for two years. She married Ira Forest on Thanksgiving Day, 1944, in the backyard of her parents. First son, David, was born in 1948, followed later by sons Michael and Adam. Joyce went back to college, attending Cal State Long Beach, where she earned her degree and a teaching credential. The family moved to Brentwood in 1961 and later to Pacific Palisades in the mid 70s. Ira and Joyce divorced in 1971. In 1997 she relocated to Indian Wells, where she hoped to enjoy the sun and play a lot of tennis, however, her knee and surgery put an end to that. She liked to travel when she could. She will be missed. Joyce is survived by sons Adam and Michael. Service will be Wednesday, December 2 at 1:00 pm at Hillside Mortuary.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Nov. 19 to Nov. 29, 2015
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