Lynn Joyce AclesOctober 3, 1937 ~ May 10, 2017 (age 79)
It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of our beloved Lynn “Joyce” Acles, age 79, of San Jose. A wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, Joyce died on May 10th at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose due to cardiac complications of diabetes. She was born on October 3, 1937, in Ohio to Walter Adolphus Bullock and Linnie (Noles) Bullock Newman. Joyce graduated from Huntingdon High in 1955. She soon followed her older sister, June Marie (deceased) out west to sunny San Diego, California. Their oldest sister, Evelyn “Sue” Johnston (deceased) remained in Ohio with their parents, who had moved north in search of better job opportunities. After arriving in California Joyce met and married Keith Acles. They had one daughter, Cheryl Lynn, born in 1959. Joyce and Keith settled into the once small orchard town of San Jose, where she remained for 50 years. Her warm, immaculate home was filled with mementos from family and friends, her prized elephant collection, and fond remembrances of Elvis Presley.
Joyce remained active in philanthropic and social groups. She was a dedicated member and past president of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, and she played bridge and bunco monthly. She worked part-time in the medical equipment and legal accounting and tax fields.
Joyce is survived by her daughter Cheryl (Acles) Valente, 58, of Paradise, CA; her grandson Ryan Acles, 35, also of Paradise; nephews William Johnston of Lakewood, CO and Edward Young, Jr. of Long Beach, CA; and niece Janet (Young) Bergerson, of Oxnard, CA.
A memorial celebration of Joyce’s life will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Darling-Fischer Chapel of the Hills on 615 N. Santa Cruz Ave. Los Gatos, CA 95030. Call (408)354-7740 for details.
The family would like to sincerely thank the Dermer Law Firm, and the Tripiano and Buonaccorsi families for their loving assistance.
A donation by check to Ryan Acles would be most appreciated, in lieu of flowers.
6920 Clark Road, #52
Paradise, CA 95969