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MERCER, Joyce Marie (Yarrow)
MERCER, Joyce Marie (Yarrow) Born in South Gate, Calif. on September 19, 1928 to Irvin Cyril (Cy) and Irene Yarrow. She was the first born and has 5 other siblings. She was raised in North Hollywood, Calif. and attended North Hollywood Junior and Senior High School. Joyce worked at Lockheed Burbank and Rocketdyne in Canoga Park as an executive secretary. Upon retirement, she and her husband, Richard, relocated to Lancaster. As an accomplished pianist, Joyce enjoyed playing for a Kiwanis club and she was a member of Pi R Squares in Canoga Park. She attended Bethel Baptist church in Lancaster and loved to drive the older ladies around. She enjoyed traveling to Laughlin, Nev., looked forward to camping, hiking, and fishing trips and enjoyed crocheting for many of her friends and grandchildren.Joyce passed away on January 26, 2014. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Richard (Dick) Mercer; brother, Melvin, and grandson, Gerrald. She is survived by her brothers, Al (Midori) of Palmdale, Howard (Jean) of Florence Ore., Fred (Janice), and sister, Nancy all of Simi Valley; sons, Glenn C. Drivere (San Bernardino) and Gary W. Drivere (Moorpark); five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ben Ustares will officiate the services at 11 am on Thursday, January 30, 2014, at Halley Olsen Murphy Funerals and Cremation 44831 North Cedar Avenue, Lancaster, 93534. Visitation will begin at 10 am. Interment will follow at Eternal Valley Memorial Park, 23287 Sierra Highway, Newhall 91321 near the intersection of 14 Freeway and San Fernando Road.

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