Saturday, January 05, 2013

Obituary: Joyce Marie Shoemaker

Stockton, CA

Joyce Marie Shoemaker

March 13, 1922 - January 1, 2013

Dedicated American, wife, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Joyce Marie

Shoemaker, age 90, passed away in her Sacramento home on January 1, 2013.

Joyce was born March 13, 1922, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula to Melissa and Ted Fisher. Earning her pilot's license at 16, Joyce once absconded overnight with a crop duster airplane, much to the ire of her parents. Subsequently, Joyce became a civilian flight instructor. Joyce attended the University of Michigan and married Leo Shoemaker in 1946.

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