Fred Joyce 1920 – 2011

Jan 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Fred Joyce

Fred Joyce passed away Monday, January 10, 2011 in Jackson at the age of 90 years. He and his twin brother, Thomas, were born November 11, 1920 to Thomas and Alice (Cookson) Joyce in Jackson, CA. His mother died six days after the birth of her twins and Fred and his siblings were raised by their aunt and grandmother. Fred attended local schools and graduated from Sutter Creek High School before attending Hartnell Jr. College in Salinas, CA. He received his BA degree at San Jose State University. Fred did graduate work at Stanford University and the University of Southern California. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and remained in the reserves until 1958. Fred began his teaching career at Pine Grove Elementary School. Years later he was named principal of the Jackson Elementary School and taught the 8th grade. In 1955 he accepted an administrative job in Sacramento with the Rio Linda Union School District working as principal, assistant superintendant, and then superintendant of that district for 20 years. Fred has a school named in his honor in North Highlands. He retired in 1975 and began working for California State University Sacramento in the school of administration. Fred was involved in the planning and construction of the Amador Senior Center in Jackson and devoted many hours to the operation and management of the center. He was a 60 year member of the Volcano Masonic Lodge #56 and other Masonic lodges. Fred was a Shriner, past patron of the Goden Star, and Order of the Eastern Star. He is survived by his sister, Carolyn Wilson of San Jose and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Thomas Joyce and brother, Michael O’Connell. Friends are invited to attend a visitation Sunday, January 16 from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Daneri Mortuary in Jackson, CA. A funeral service will be held Monday, January 17 at 10:00 A.M. at Daneri Mortuary Chapel in Jackson. Fred will be interred next to his mother in the Jackson City Cemetery in Jackson, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Rd., Jackson, CA 95642.

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