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Joyce Hutchinson
Joyce Hutchinson

Joyce Hutchinson of San Clemente, California passed away peacefully on August 3, 2016. Joyce was born on a cattle ranch outside of Tombstone, Arizona on January 30, 1925. She graduated from Bisbee High School in 1943 and went on to attend the University of Arizona joining the Alpha Phi Sorority while pursuing a degree in microbiology and certification as a laboratory technologist. After raising her son, Robert, she relocated to San Clemente in 1972 and opened the new laboratory at San Clemente Hospital. Joyce continued to work there for 25 years.
Always organized and goal-oriented, Joyce pursued many interests outside of being a loving daughter, wife, and mother. She was a national award-winning speaker as a member of Toastmistress, belonged to University Women and also obtained a degree in cosmetology. In 1986 she began taking art classes and painting became her passion. Many friends were recipients of her work. Joyce dearly loved all of her friends at San Clemente Presbyterian Church, her Circle Group as well as the new friends she gained at The San Clemente Villas.
Joyce is survived by her husband, Jim Wentz, son and daughter-in-law, Robert & Pam Hutchinson, granddaughters, Kendra & Kaitlyn Hutchinson, step children, Jay Wentz, Jan Connell & Julie Wentz as well as seven step grandchildren and 3 step great grandchildren.
Joyce was caring and generous to friends and family and with a gleam in her eye always ready for a good laugh or conversation. She was so loved and will be missed by all.

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