Axelrod, Joycelyn Mari Of Redondo Beach, California was born March 28, 1933 to Louis and Josephine Molnar in Ashford Connecticut. Joyce passed away peacefully with dignity and grace on the afternoon of September 29, 2006. She died at home with her husband of 52 years, Harry I. Axelrod by her side. She is survived by her daughter Dawne Gilchrist and son-in-law Ken, her sister Linda, her brother Louis Molnar and sister-in-law Carol, and brother William Molnar and sister-in-law Eileen. After graduating from Windham High School, she attended Willimantic Teacher's College for a short time before a 2-year enlistment in the Army. After her service in the military, Joyce became an Air Force wife and lived in various parts of the United States and Europe. Following her husband's retirement from the Air Force, they made their home in Redondo Beach, California for the past 31 years. During these 31 years, Joyce enjoyed her work at various florists, working with her husband in a small family business and giving a loving home to many rescue long hair dachshunds one of whom was with her until the end. A memorial service will be held at 1 PM Friday, October 6, 2006 in the Rice Chapel at the Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA. A celebration of Joyce's life will be held following the service in the Lighthouse Room.

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