November 26, 1936 ~ March 8, 2007
Wright, Joyce Dolores, a 36 year resident of Torrance, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2007 following a 159 day struggle with the effects of pancreatitus. Born in Reno, Nevada on November 26, 1936, Joyce was 70 when she died. Joyce attended the Lutheran Church Of The Good Shepherd. For many years, she ran a child care center out of her home. She collected dolls and loved to sew and make dresses when she had the time. She helped care for her grandchildren and loved to send her granddaughters to school with bows and ribbons in their hair. She enjoyed socializing and playing the Bunko dice game with her friends. She enjoyed theatrical presentations and Josh Groban and John Denver songs. She loved flowers and enjoyed intermingling artificial flowers with real ones for winter show.
She is survived by her loving Husband, James Wright of Torrance, CA; Son, Jeffrey Wright of Elk, CA; Son, A. Jay (Jenine) Wright of Goleta, CA; Son, J.P. (Tina) Wright of San Jose, CA; Son, Jaron Wright of Carlsbad, CA; Daughter, Jennifer (David) Shaw of Torrance, CA; and Brother, Richard (Felvia) Belaustegui of Reno, NV. Preceded in death by Father, Bunny Belaustegui, Mother, Martha Belaustegui and Sister, Alma Martina Wheat.
A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance for a viewing on Monday March 19, 2007 from 5 until 8pm. On Sunday April 15, 2007 at 2pm, a Memorial service will be held, also at Rice Mortuary Chapel, followed by a reception at Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room from 3 until 6pm. Rice Mortuary will provide valet parking. A Memorial Mass will be held in Reno, Nevada at 10am on May 10, 2007 at Our Lady of the Snows to allow friends and relatives in her home state to pay their respects. Inurnment will be at Mountain View Cemetery, Guardian Angels West. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Torrance Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary, 3330 Lomita Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505-5073.
Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle