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Joyce Marie Stock- May 9, 2018

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Joyce Marie Stock

Joyce Marie Stock passed away on May 9, 2018 from complications due to Alzheimer’s disease. She was born to Albert “Lucky” and Mary Ellen McFarland in Klamath Falls, Oregon on August 14, 1943. She moved to Susanville at a young age and attended local schools, including Lassen High, where she made several very close friends. She married Albino “Al” Quarisa in 1961 and her first born child, Dennis Ray, was born in 1963. After Al’s sudden passing in 1963, Joyce married Robert “Bob” Stock in 1965 and they had two daughters, Tara Lea and Sherri Lynn.

She loved her family so much!  She also had many close friends and loved spending time with them, especially at the annual LHS alumni picnic and her class reunions. She loved her bowling league friends and memories too.  Joyce worked at Holiday Market and Safeway in the bakeries for many years until she retired in 2006 and moved to Galt to be closer to her family. She was such a selfless, loving person who will be remembered for her beautiful smile. Even as she struggled over the past few years, she always wanted to help others and make sure everyone else was happy.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, and her brothers, Curt and Pete McFarland. She is survived by her children, Dennis and Connie Quarisa, Tara Stock and Sherri Stock; her grandchildren, Bobby Quarisa, Justin Quarisa (Ashley), and Travis Quarisa (Kaila); and her great grandchildren, who were Grandma J’s pride and joy: Kamille Rae, Jordan Cooper, Cason Adam, Trevor Cole, and Emmelyn Belle. She is also survived by her sisters, Shirley Rummel and Jackie Atteberry, and many nieces and nephews who also loved her very much.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Jensen Hall (Lassen County Fairgrounds) on Saturday, May 26, from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please make an online donation to the Alzheimer’s Association using this link:


To donate by mail, send a check to:
Alzheimer’s Association
In Memory of Joyce Stock
P.O. Box 96011
Washington, D.C. 20090-6011

To donate by phone, call 800.272.3900


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19 Responses to Joyce Marie Stock- May 9, 2018

  1. Yvette Arainty Rodrigues

    Yvette Arainty Rodrigues

    Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 at 4:53 am

    She was my fav at HM bakery. Taught me the ropes and always with a laugh and smile. So sorry to hear 😢

  2. Elaine Jacobs

    Elaine Jacobs

    Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    Sharon Schuster

  3. Elaine Jacobs

    Elaine Jacobs

    Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    I’m so sorry. She was such a fun loving person.

  4. Jamie Calvert

    Jamie Calvert

    Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for Joyce’s family and other friends. Miss you my friend.

  5. Heidi Lynn Clawson-Hartman

    Heidi Lynn Clawson-Hartman

    Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Joyce was awesome. Our condolences to the family.

  6. Michelle Goni Zubillaga

    Michelle Goni Zubillaga

    Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    So loved Joyce!!! May she Rest In Peace.

  7. Melissa Chandler

    Melissa Chandler

    Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    My condolences Tara and Sherri, oh how I loved working with your mom! Wonderful Lady! Prayers!

  8. Susan ReBell

    Susan ReBell

    Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    I’m so sorry. I loved visiting with Joyce while shopping. 😢

  9. Jeanette Goni

    Jeanette Goni

    Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Always such a nice lady and helpful to everyone. My prayers to the family.

  10. Phyllis Wilson

    Phyllis Wilson

    Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Joyce was a beautiful lady inside and out. Such a wonderful friend.

  11. Trish Rigling

    Trish Rigling

    Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Joyce’s family 🙏🏼🙏🏼 She was such a sweet, funny person. I know she will be missed.

  12. Terri Morgan

    Terri Morgan

    Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    We used to laugh so much together at work! Miss you Joyce and RIP ❤️

  13. Becky Williams

    Becky Williams

    Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Sorry for your loss of your Mom. Prayers for your family. 💗

  14. Julie Herndon

    Julie Herndon

    Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    So very very sad to hear this. Joyce was a very nice person. Would do anything for anyone. Had the pleasure of both knowing her and working with her. RIP Joyce! ❤ Bet you remember EVERYTHING now! 😜

  15. Dixie Ingersoll-Mahan

    Dixie Ingersoll-Mahan

    Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    She lived down the street from us. She was such a positive and happy person. Thoughts and prayers go out to her family.🙏😢

  16. Niki Jarrell Cunningham

    Niki Jarrell Cunningham

    Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Tara Stock, Sherri Stock

    • Shelley Templeton Bennett

      Shelley Templeton Bennett

      Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 1:58 pm

      Tara and Sherri, I’m so sorry! Your mom was always do sweet! I remember her at Holiday bakery.

    • Tara Stock

      Tara Stock

      Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 2:11 pm

      Thank you so much, Shelley! 💜

    • Sherri Stock

      Sherri Stock

      Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 2:30 pm

      Thank you, Shelley!! 💞

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