The History of the Isla Vista Riots of 1970 - By Malcolm Gault-Williams
Joyce was my roommate and dear friend. She was a Christian when it was very uncool. She was smart and had a great deep rumbly laugh. The men lined up at our door...I shared a room with her and there were many nights that we had quite a crew there. She taught me to eat Ramen. The last time I saw her, in the late 1970's, she said "let's go get a mineral water or a Sanka"; most people would have said a beer or a Coke! That was Joyce; a person of her own direction, deeply committed, lots of fun. I'm sorry she's gone from this earth.
Hi AbbyI was a dear friend of Joyce'sI was speaking with her husband today- the anniversary of her death- and he googled her and found the WIKI articleNow we know why the BD of Directors info was in it- because we dont remember that being in the obitWe were very surprised to find her in WIKIWondering why you posted it?She was amazing and unique, yet... Wiki?She had a husband and a son and was mostly Buddhist (with protestanism in there)The Ramen and sanka comment is VERY Joyce- though I never knew her to go for De-caf- she drank strong coffee with her strong chemoShe had that charisma or whatever it was to the very endI'm sorry is no longer hereI am very grateful to have been a part of her lifeand to have spent so much time with her those last 2-3 yearsrobin thompson
I knew Joyce in the late 60s, when she was finishing high school and preparing to go to UCSB. We met on a Sierra Club camping trip over Christmas in Death Valley. I lost touch with her when I wandered off to Australia, something that I regret to this day (the losing touch part). I was deeply saddened to find Joyce's obit in Wiki. Joyce is a part of my past that I remember fondly, and a part of me died with her. She was a truly remarkable woman, and honestly, I am not surprised that she had men lined up at the door.Brian B. Taylor, Ph.D., P.Eng.