Joyce C. Aarseth

Jan 18, 1925 - Nov 17, 2011


Joyce Charlotte Aarseth, a long time resident of Elk Grove and Galt, California passed away on November 17, 2011. She was born in Monterey, California on January 18, 1925. She married Conrad Aarseth in 1944 and they moved from Pacific Grove, California to Elk Grove, California in 1950 where they owned a dairy until 1956, then raised beef cattle. In 1962 Conrad and Joyce started the 1st Christmas tree farm in the Elk Grove area. On the tree farm, Joyce pruned and shaped the trees all summer to get ready for her favorite holiday season. Joyce worked at Scott’s Bakery in Pacific Grove, Variety Store of Elk Grove, and Elk Grove Veterinary, volunteered at the local schools and held a variety of positions in the PTA, and the Convalescent Hospital of Elk Grove. After retirement she and Conrad moved to Galt. She especially enjoyed family gatherings, picnics in the park, oil painting, cooking, gardening, traveling, and enjoyed nature; especially bird watching, volunteered at Kaiser Permanente Hospital and most of all being with her loving husband, Conrad, for 67 years, her four children, Linda Chandler (Marshal), Barbara Simonsma (Timothy), Joanne Logan (deceased), David Aarseth (Cheryl) eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Joyce was a small woman who had great strength and lead by a quiet example. Joyce will be remembered for her radiant smile and kind heart by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her and she will be greatly missed. A private memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary
9189 E. Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA
US 95624

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