Joyce Lorraine Ralston
Joyce Lorraine (Vanderhoof) Ralston, 89, died July 7, 2020, from an abdominal aneurysm. She was predeceased by her loving parents Adelaide (Konefes) & Walter Vanderhoof; her siblings Doris Louise, Robert Joseph, Richard Donald, & Paul Walter; her beloved daughter Roni Susan Ralston, and her husband Ronald Russell Ralston. She is survived by her 5 much-loved children Tod Ronald (Lori Krumholz), Timothy Richard, Jill Ann (Leslie Boschke), Cindy Anne and Jeffrey Scott and her 21 cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Joyce was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1930. She and her husband Ronald Ralston moved to Elmhurst, Illinois in 1953 right after they were married. She raised 6 children and was active in the Elmhurst community, both with the public school system and with Visitation Catholic Church. Joyce had a career in the restaurant industry for many years, working her way up the ladder to become the Executive Service Director for Henrici's Restaurants. Her favorite job was driving a school bus for disabled children. She was a natural with all children, especially those with special needs, having had a disabled brother & sister. Joyce lived in Elmhurst until 2015. She then moved to Geneva, Illinois for 2 years. In 2017 Joyce went to stay with her son Tod in Colorado while she recuperated from a broken hip. It was during that time that her husband Ronald Ralston passed away in Illinois. Joyce continued to stay in Colorado for the next year and a half. She then moved to Sonoma California to be close to her daughter Jill. She had been Living at Sunrise Villa Sonoma for the past year and a half at the time of her passing. With her daughter Jill Ralston at her side, and children and grandchildren on speakerphone; she was surrounded by love as she passed.
Due to the current ongoing health crisis the celebration of life/memorial has been rescheduled to: Friday, October 8th, 2021, 10AM at Visitation Church, Elmhurst, IL
Donations in memory of Joyce to Neurofibromatosis Type 2 research (https://www.nfnetwork.org
) would be appreciated.
An online obituary can be found at: www.DuggansMissionChapel.com
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Published by Suburban Life Publications from Jul. 1 to Jul. 9, 2021.