Joyce Henderson

Barbara Joyce Henderson, born December 28, 1934, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013 from complications of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Joyce, born in Gatesville, Texas, moved to Whittier, California with her mother as a young child. She married Robert "Bob" Henderson on June 29, 1952. Following the births of their three children, Vonda, Mark and Coleen, the Hendersons moved to Fallbrook, California where they owned an avocado grove as well as an irrigation engineering business.

Joyce and Bob moved to Florida in 1983, where Joyce began her writing career. 1860 Texas life and the turmoil between cowboys and the Cherokee Indians was her favorite genre, within which she has five published novels. As an author, Joyce was passionate about assisting other writers. Joyce often provided editing services to budding writers and she and a co-founder, established the Southwestern Florida Chapter of Romance Writers of America. Joyce also donated several of her novels of which the proceeds went to fight illiteracy.

Joyce and Bob moved to Crescent City, California to be closer to their daughter Coleen and their three grandchildren. Joyce leaves her husband Bob, daughter and son-in-law Vonda and Don Remington of Clovis, California, son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Sandi Henderson of Escondido, California, daughter and son-in-law Coleen and Rob Parker of Crescent City, California and three grandchildren, Jamie Parker of Boise, Idaho, and Robyn and Dru Parker of Crescent City, California.

Joyce Henderson
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