Ronald Edward JoyalAugust 2, 1923 ~ September 30, 2017 (age 94)
Ron passed away in Concord on September 30, 2017. Born on the Diamond A Ranch near Jarbidge, NV, he was the fifth and youngest son of Fabien and Florence Dessie Joyal. He spent his early years on the Diamond A. When Ron was 11 years old his family moved to Nevada City, CA. After graduating from Nevada City High School Ron enlisted in the US Navy. He served in the Pacific during WWII on the USS Kenneth Whiting. After his discharge in 1945 he married his high school sweetheart Irene Jeanne Odegaard. The newlyweds made their home in Nevada City, CA. In 1954 They settled in Concord, CA.
Ron worked for Standard Oil/Chevron for 37 years, retiring in 1983. He was a member of Queen of All Saints Catholic Church. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, and was a fourth degree Knight.
Ronald was preceded in death by his wife of 70 yrs. Irene Jeanne, brothers Fabien, Philip and George Joyal. He is survived by his daughters Jeannette (Richard) Vargus, Gloria Joyal, Joanne (Robert) Shaw and Therese Joyal; brother Wilfred Joyal; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Sunday Oct. 8 from 5-8PM at Ouimet Bros. Concord Funeral Chapel 4125 Clayton Rd. Concord with a Vigil Service at 7PM. Funeral Liturgy will be Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 at 1PM at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Concord. Burial and graveside services with Military Honors will be following the Funeral Mass at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Lafayette, CA.