Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

April 2, 2013
Joyce F. Wacondo

Obit Joyce Wacondo“Cookie”

Joyce F. Wacondo, beloved daughter, aunt, sister, grandmother, mother and dear friend, took her journey from us on March 29 with all four of her children by her side. Joyce was born on Jan. 31, 1954 to Leonard Wacondo and Juanita Wacondo. She was born in Albuquerque, N.M., where she was raised until moving to Utah in 1970. Joyce graduated from Tooele High School in 1972 and went on to beauty college. Joyce was a housekeeper for many years as well as a cashier at Tooele’s Deseret Industries. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family. Joyce loved to cook, listen to her Ozzy Osbourne and The Doors, going for long rides in the canyons as well as camping. Joyce was a member of the Pueblo Tribe of Laguna. Our mother was a true great friend to every individual she came across in her amazing life. Joyce was preceded in death by her younger brother, Larry Wacondo. Joyce is survived by her parents, Leonard Wacondo and Juanita Fragua. She is also survived by her children: Melanie Loretto (Byron and Kristin) of Jemez, N.M.; David Jones (Angelo, David Jr., Fantasia, Ayanna, Tehya, Leila and Diyami) of Nevada; Jennifer Jones (Kesha, Domenique and Marcos) of Salt Lake City; and Valene Wacondo (Izzic and Victor) of Tooele. She is survived by her siblings Christopher Wacondo, Thomas Wacondo, “Jean” Wacondo, “Rose” Wacondo and Diego Wacondo, along with many nieces and nephews. The family of Joyce would like to thank the University of Utah MICU. “As I sit in heaven and watch you everyday I try to let you know with signs I never went away. I hear you when you’re laughing and watch you as you sleep. I even place my arms around you to calm you as you weep. I see you wish the days away begging to have me home, so I try to send you signs so you know you are not alone. Don’t feel guilty that you have life that was denied to me, Heaven is truly beautiful just you wait and see. So live your life, laugh again, enjoy yourself, be free. Then I know with every breath you take you’ll be taking one for me.” We love you, Mom.

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