Joyce L. Basolo (1931-2017)

Joyce L. Basolo (1931-2017)

Joyce L. Basolo passed away peacefully on November 28, 2017 at the age of 86.
An only child, she was born, Joyce LaVonne Krink on August 5, 1931 to parents Ethel and Jim Krink in Fillmore where she lived her whole life. Joyce married her true love, Buck Basolo, shortly after graduating from Fillmore High School in 1949. Joyce was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was predeceased by her husband, Buck and her grandson, Michael.
Joyce is survived by son, Doug Basolo and daughter, Debby Basolo-Curnett (Tom Curnett), grandchildren, Bryan, Kammi, Linzi and Beau Basolo, Denae Curnett-Garrett (Dave Garrett) and LeAnna Curnett-Thompson. Great grandchildren are Conner, Peter, Adan, Mia, Austin, Alice, Oliver, Kyle, Emily and Greyson.
Joyce worked as an office manager for Fillmore High School for many years, and in addition to the daily routine of a busy office, she enjoyed chaperoning dances and field trips, was voted as grand marshal for homecoming and was considered a “second mom” by many students there. She also worked as secretary at Piru Elementary School and ended her 28 year career with the district as secretary to the assistant superintendent.
Joyce enjoyed camping and fishing at the beach and the Sierra Mountains. Buck and Joyce loved dancing and had their own unique style. Not many dances were held in the area that they did not attend. She enjoyed cooking and trying new recipes (some of which are a story for another time). She also loved playing cards…any card game and taught her children and grandchildren to play as well. Hundreds of hours of fun were had playing cards after family dinners. In recent years Joyce enjoyed making several trips a year to the Chumash Casino with her friends. She also enjoyed knitting and has donated dozens of baby hats for the newborns who leave Santa Paula Hospital with nice warm little heads.
A graveside service will be held Friday, December 8 at 11:00AM at the Bardsdale Cemetery in Fillmore. Immediately following the service a reception will be held at the Trinity Episcopal Church located at 600 Saratoga Street. in Fillmore where friends are invited to share memories and celebrate Joyce’s life.
For map and directions to ceremony locations and to sign the family’s online guestbook, share stories and post pictures please visit our website: and click on Joyce’s name located below “Recent Obituaries”.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned and Operated ROBERT REY GARCIA JR FUNERAL SERVICES, Santa Paula, CA 93060. 805.229.7054