In memory of
Joyce Crowell Palm Desert - Joyce Crowell of Palm Desert California passed away peacefully with family by her side on May 11, 2020 at the age of 87. Joyce was born in Los Angeles, California on October 21, 1932. She has been reunited in heaven with the love of her life Donald Crowell aka "Nummie". They shared a wonderful life together and were married for 43 years. They spent much of their life together on the golf course and entertaining with family and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Nummie, as they were known to many, arrived at the Avondale Golf Club in 1985 where they became founding members. Joyce was instrumental in organizing golf tournaments and charity events throughout the years. She enjoyed playing golf, card games, painting, creating needle points, and hosting parties. She was known to be very generous to everyone who knew her. If you were her friend then there is no doubt you were given her homemade treats, an ornate and beautifully decorated Christmas egg, or have a funny story to tell. Christmas was her favorite time of year. She would begin decorating her home in October and when she was finished her home looked like a winter wonderland. She loved sharing Christmas cheer with family and friends throughout the holiday. Joyce is survived by her son, Donald Crowell Jr. and wife Ramona and daughter, Dinah Roitz; her (6) grandchildren: Michelle Rose and husband Jeff, Chelsea Asquith and husband Michael, Donald Crowell III, Linda (Barby) Crowell, Donna Crowell, and Roberta Crowell; her (7) great grandchildren: Shelby, Dylan, Michael, Hudson, Baden, Griffin, and Shiloh. Joyce will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. She had a great love for animals so in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the ASPCA organization in her name.
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