GRIMMETT—Joy Nadine Grimmett, 79, passed away March 24, 2021

GRIMMETT—Joy Nadine Grimmett, 79, passed away peacefully in her home March 24, 2021 with her husband Frank and son Brett by her side.

She was born Jan. 12, 1942, in Exeter, Calif., to Don and Wanda Freeman.

In 1959, she graduated from Exeter High School.

Joy and Frank began dating her senior year of high school and they said “I DO” on Dec. 31, 1960.

In May 1966, the two celebrated a baby on the way and, in January 1967, their son Brett was born in Lindsay, Calif.

Joy studied nursing at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, Calif., graduating in 1972 with a nursing degree. Joy found her passion as a registered operating room nurse in Fresno, Calif., and continued when the family moved to San Jose, Calif.

Her devotion and dedication to her career spanned 26 years. 

Joy took great pride in her gardens. From design to the choice of each plant and flower, she spent hours creating a masterpiece she would enjoy as each plant matured and each flower bloomed.

Her travels across the globe with Frank and friends provided unique experiences from busy Italian streets to the pyramids in Egypt. Joy knew fashion, from classic designers to modern design; her eye would coordinate what she wore with perfection.

From church on Sunday, to shopping at the market or dinner and a performance, Joy always attended with glamor and style.

Joy absolutely loved life, a good meal, a good book and a good vacation. She was a devoted grandparent and great-grandparent, always sweet, funny and kind of feisty.

She brought a smile and sparkle into the lives of all who knew her. We will miss her forever.


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