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Joyce Marie Evans Mcsorley

September 8, 1934 — January 1, 2024

Joyce Marie Evans McSorley was born on September 8, 1934, in Frackville,

Pennsylvania to Mary Agnus McGuire and John Evans. She was raised in Philadelphia

until her early teens. It was then when her father was diagnosed with black lung disease

and the family (Mom, Dad, brother Johnny Mike and Joyce) moved out to San Diego.

She attended Pacific Beach middle school and graduated from La Jolla high school. It

was in high school where she met her future husband, Kenneth Logan McSorley (Mac).

Ken and Joyce were married on February 13, 1954 in La Jolla and remained married for

60 years. They had 3 children--Steven Harold, David Kenneth and Michael Daniel.

Joyce continued with her education and received her Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate

degree all in Logistics Engineering. She became the Director of Logistics for Raytheon,

taught logistics at UCSD in La Jolla, was well known and a valuable Director in the

Engineering field. She worked for various Engineering companies in San Diego

including General Dynamics Convair, Teledyne, Linkabit, SAIC, and Raytheon, from

where she retired.

Joyce was a devoted Catholic and was one of the founding members of St. Mary

Magdalene's church in San Diego (Clairemont).

Joyce had many hobbies. Among them were making her special potato candy at

Christmas, reading, bowling, square dancing, clogging, motor home travels, sewing,

crocheting, traveling (China and Japan) and cruising. Between 1979 and 2013 she had

taken 28 cruises together with family and friends to different ports, including Hawaii,

Alaska and the Panama Canal.

In her later years, she moved to Redlands to live with her middle son David and

daughter-in-law Darlene. She loved the view of the mountains from her new home. She

enjoyed leaving the house for rides, shopping, eating out, and viewing the sites.

She had many enduring qualities: loving, kind, thoughtful, a leader, strong, humble,

supportive, generous, and always welcoming.

Joyce passed away on January 1, 2024, in Redlands, CA. She is preceded in death by her

parents and her husband. She is survived by her 3 children--Steven (Jacqui), David

(Darlene), Michael (Sandy), 5 grandchildren, (Annie, Justin, Jeremy, Sean, Kenny), 7

great-grandchildren, (Jacob, Amber, Ryan, Zachary, Theron, Patrick, Sabrina), 2 great-

great grandchildren, (Klohe, Chevy), and her niece, Sonya.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Chapel Service

Thursday, January 4, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Pacific time)

Emmerson-Bartlett Memorial Chapel - Redlands

703 Brookside Avenue, Redlands, CA 92373

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Starts at 1:30 pm (Pacific time)

Miramar National Cemetery

5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

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