Joyce Carol Nelson Morey of Belmont, California, died March 17, 2019, from ovarian cancer in Redwood City surrounded by her family.
Joyce was born July 3, 1960, in San Mateo to Nels and Patricia (Johnson) Nelson. She grew up in Belmont, graduated from Carlmont High School in 1978, and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from UCLA in 1982.
Joyce married Edward Joseph Morey in 1988 in Redwood City, and is survived by him, her three children Eddie Morey, Jessica Morey, and Joshua Morey; her mother Patricia Nelson, her sister Janet Weaver, and her brother James Nelson.
Joyce is remembered for her energy, inspiration, sense of humor, and passion for family history. She had her own accounting business, was an avid genealogist, and brought people together. She belonged to Daughters of the American Revolution, was president of San Mateo County Genealogical Society, and attended Peninsula Covenant Church for 29 years.
A celebration of Joyce’s life will be 2 p.m. May 4 at Peninsula Covenant Church, 3560 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City. Everyone who loved Joyce is welcome — wear purple, Joyce’s favorite color. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joyce’s name to SMCGS, DAR, or the Ovarian Cancer Society are welcome.