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Joyce Osborn, of Nevada City, died at her home on January 28, 2006 after a year-and-a-half battle against an unseen enemy that could not be won. It’s a Glioblastoma Multiforme, a very aggressive brain tumor cancer. She displayed tremendous courage, and always had a smile for her family and friends, many of whom traveled from Southern California and Arkansas to be with her during the surgeries, and for the recent holidays. Joyce had many friends and neighbors who would drop in or stay in touch with letters, cards and e-mail. She was 57.

Joyce was born November 17, 1948 in Los Angeles to Paul Taylor and Paula (Miller) Taylor, the fourth of five children. The expanding family moved to West Covina where Joyce graduated from Covina High School and later from Mt. San Antonio College. She married Henry Ochoa and they had one daughter. Joyce married Dan McIntyre and had a second daughter. While raising two daughters and a granddaughter, Joyce worked as a librarian, paramedic assistant, electronics and commercial painter. In 1998, Joyce met her “soulmate”, Daniel Osborn, and they married on January 31, 1999, residing in Alta Loma, California until retirement. In January 2003, they moved to their new home in Nevada County where Joyce took up martial arts with her granddaughter, stained glass work, gardening and a new career as a cardiac rehab. tech at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. Joyce really loved cooking, gardening, travel, the beach, cruising, her family and get-togethers, close friends and especially her grandchildren. She will be forever loved and missed.

Surviving Joyce is her devoted husband and caregiver, Daniel Osborn, who made it possible for her to be able to stay at home the entire time as she wished; daughter, Elaine Robinson of Nevada City; daughter and son-in-law, Rachel and Austin Reimers of Fontana, CA, mother, Paula Taylor of Whittier, CA; sister, Norine Jamison of Chatsworth, CA; brother, Larry Taylor of Alta Loma, CA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Philip and Nita Taylor of Heber Springs, AR, and John and Cindy Taylor of LaHabra, CA; mother-in-law, Anna M. Osborn of New Riegel, OH; step-daughter, Darla Osborn of Fontana, CA; step-daughter and husband, Joanne and Brian Terry of Fontana, CA; brothers-in-law, David Osborn and family of Fostoria, OH and Robert Osborn and family of New Riegel, OH; sisters-in-law, Kathleen Frasure of Carey, OH and Janice Reinhart and family of Fostoria, OH; grandchildren, Elizabeth Leon of Nevada City, Larry and Sharon Robinson of Vacaville, CA; step-grandson Bradley Edgington of Fontana, CA; nephews, John Taylor of Alta Loma, CA and Robert Taylor of Highland, CA; niece Bonnie Vasquez of Gault, CA and numerous grand-nieces and nephews.



Joyce was preceded in death by her father, Paul Scott Taylor; brother-inlaw, Terry Jamison and niece Barbara West.

Her husband would especially like to thank Doctors Zusman and Wu of the Sutter Neuroscience Medical Group.




Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills or to the cancer organization of your choice.

Arrangements were handled by Hooper & Weaver Mortuary.


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