The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

July 2, 2013

Joyce J. Meyers


Star Beacon

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz.. — Joyce J. (Ashley) Gillespie Meyers, age 80, passed away Monday, July 1, 2013.

Born April 12, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Clara Ashley.

Joyce graduated from Jefferson High School, had her children, and worked in the area for years until she followed her dream and made the move to Arizona. Years later, she fulfilled another dream by going to college. She was a lot of fun and will be missed.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Jepsen, and a son, Gregg Gillespie, both of Arizona; grandchildren, Brittainie, Jessica, Audrey, David, Micheal, Mark, Brian and Jorden; great-grandchildren, Katie, Jake, Breanna, Megan, Miles, Merrick, Cody, Brian Jr., Rylee, Brooklynn, Logan, Destiny and Avery; siblings, Richard Ashley of Louisiana, Alice Mick of Ohio, Dolly Frazee of Florida, Judy Jewell of Ohio, Dennis Ashley of Pennsylvania and Sheila Gutzman of Michigan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; her parents; a son, Garry Gillespie; sisters, Marge Ventura and Freida Boudrie; and brothers, Carl Ashley, Roger Ashley and an infant brother, Joseph Ashley.

Memorial Services will be Saturday, July 20th, in Arizona, for her and her sister Freida.

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