Joyce English - September 25, 2012Joyce Arnold English, 80, died peacefully at home, surrounded by her children, on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 in Long Beach, Calif.
A committal service will be held at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Calif.
Joyce was born Oct. 29, 1931 in Phillips. She graduated as class president from Phillips High School. She then moved to California where she earned an AA degree at Long Beach City College.
Joyce met Clyde English while working for the Edison Company in Long Beach. They were married in November of 1954. She worked with him in his accounting and bookkeeping business in Long Beach until their retirement in 2003.
Joyce enjoyed traveling, volunteering at her church and spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include her three children, Diane (Thomas) Hull, Bryan (Denise) English and Craig (Karin) English; eight grandchildren; six siblings, Stella Robert, Bernice Taylor, Betty Chambers, Robert Arnold, Marjorie Sharp and Frances O’Neel.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Edna (Harvey) Arnold of Phillips, and her husband of 49 years, Clyde Edward English of Long Beach, Calif.