Joyce Theodore, a Pleasanton resident for more than 60 years, died Oct. 8 at the age of 79.
She was born in Alabama on Feb. 14, 1931, to Emmet and Tula Walker, and moved to Livermore when she was 13 years old.
Mrs. Theodore enjoyed cooking, gardening, ceramics and bowling. She took great joy in her family, especially her grandchildren, and her dogs.
She was predeceased by her husband, Erman Theodore Sr., her oldest son Gary Kruse and her sister Mary Abrott. She is survived by her daughter Vicki Leon of Pleasanton and sons Erman Theodore Jr. of Discovery Bay and Steve Kruse of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, grandchildren Sofia Leon, Brodie Theodore, Chelsie Theodore, Jasmin Kruse, Steve Kruse Jr. and Melissa Kruse plus many great-grandchildren and nieces, nephews and friends.
A visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. service at Graham Hitch Mortuary in Pleasanton. Burial service will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Augustine's Cemetery in Pleasanton. Donations may be made to the Heart Association or Arthritis Foundation.