Joyce Eileen McLeod
1935 — 2013
Joyce Eileen McCleod, 78, died June 14, at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, following a short illness.
According to family she was a person with a generous ear, one who would listen and assist others and a person with a wide range of interests from the spiritual philosophies of Edgar Cayce to gardening to Democratic politics.
A memorial service was held June 19, at Wood Family Funeral Service.
Born March 22, 1935, in Grand Forks, N.D., Joyce was predeceased by her parents Edith Jeglum and Albert Lundene.
She is survived by her husband Robert H. McLeod of Tehachapi, a brother Gordon Lundene of Downey, daughters and sons-in-laws Brenda and Terry Shepard of Eagle River, Alaska; Cindy and Fred Lavalley of Bowhead City, Ariz., and a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Julie Strey of LaCrecenta. She leaves three grandchildren, Corin O’Hara and Aaron and Bryan Largent, and five great-grandchildren.
Joyce was a member of the local Democratic club and during her professional years taught at the University of California Long Beach and served for a number years as a claims representative for the Social Security Administration.
Her family said she was guided in life by two Edgar Cayce writings: “All knowledge is to be used in the manner that will give help and assistance to others.” And, “Thinking adds not one whit to thy stature materially, but mentally, spiritually, it may produce the revolution which brings peace and harmony into the world.”