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Juanita Joyce Kelly

October 31, 1961 - May 16, 2013

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Juanita “Joyce” Kelly, 51, of Albany peacefully passed on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at home after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born in Sacramento, California to Freda Mae (McLean) and George Melvin Riggle, Sr.

Joyce grew up in Sacramento, California with her seven other siblings. In 2004, she moved to Albany, Oregon. Joyce worked as a CNA and personal care provider for many years.

Joyce is survived by: her daughters, Zanae Sears of Sacramento, California, Jennifer Knight of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Brandy Orezem of South Dakota, and Samantha McKenna of New Mexico; 15 grandchildren; brothers, Bill Riggle and Michael Riggle of Sweet Home, Oregon and Robert Riggle of Citrus Heights, California; sisters, Marilynne Mattos and Nancy Spears of Bakersfield, California and Judy Howerton of Sweet Home, Oregon; 17 nieces and nephews; 21 great nieces and nephews; 2 great great nieces.

Joyce was preceded in death by: her parents, George Melvin Riggle, Sr., and Freda Mae Riggle; brother, George Melvin Riggle, Jr.; and nephew, Jack Tachera Mattos.

“We will miss you being with us, Sis! We Love You!”

Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.