Joyce Elaine O’Shea, aged 61, passed away at home in Aptos, California on Thursday, February 26, 2015. She courageously fought cancer, never losing her spirit of faith.
Born September 13, 1953 in San Jose, California, she lived in Red Bluff before settling in Aptos. She worked at Starlight Elementary as Office Manager from 1989 until retiring in 2011.
Her husband, Richard O’Shea, her grandson, Ryan Grachek, and parents, Jeanne and Boyd Allwardt, preceded her in death.
She leaves behind daughters Janell Gomes of Santa Cruz and Jodie O’Shea of Aptos; brothers, Jim and Jeff Allwardt of Red Bluff; and grandchildren, Brandon Grachek and Alina Grachek of Santa Cruz.
Joyce was a great friend to all and always kept them laughing. She loved music and dancing, and adored the family dog, Cooper. What she loved most was being Grammy to her grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life was held in March. Memorial contributions are welcome and should be mailed to the O’Shea Family, 146 Dolphin Drive, Aptos, CA, 95003.