December 2, 1931 ~ November 6, 2007
Joyce W. Linder, a 46 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 in Pasadena after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in St. Louis, Mo. Joyce was 75 when she died. She was an 8th grade English teacher at Calle Mayor Middle School for 40 years including faculty advisor for the school paper, and coordinating graduation dances among other things. Joyce was an accomplished world traveler who enjoyed fine wine and playing the piano. She was a writer and poet who admired Shakespeare, Keats, and Edgar Allan Poe. She loved Jeopardy, Murder She Wrote, and crossword puzzles. An avid bowler and bridge player who loved Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Bette Davis movies, Joyce showed Collie dogs and eventually became a cat lover. She volunteered her time with the elderly and at her Great-Grandson's school, and was involved with her Son's, Granddaughter's, and Great-Grandson's sporting activities. She is survived by her Son, Christopher Linder of Redondo Beach, CA, Granddaughter, Andrea Linder of Redondo Beach, CA, Great-Grandson, Christopher Santos of Redondo Beach, CA. Sister, June Guitteau of Henderson, NV, Nephew, Nick Passiglia of Henderson, NV, and Niece, Connie Hill of Santa Cruz, CA, and her 2 sons Mike and Sam of Santa Cruz, CA. Preceded in death by her Loving Husband, John W. Linder, Father, Benjamin Guitteau and Mother, Velma Pleau. A gathering of family & friends will be held at McCormick Redondo Beach Chapel on Monday, November 12, 2007 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. The funeral Mass will be held at St. Lawrence Martyr Church on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.
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